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Plan a visit

Plan a visit

Virtual consultations

We are offering virtual consultations for researchers to quickly access material. We can show you items live via Teams. Sessions can last for up to an hour.

Please use the Visitor basket to choose items and request a consultation.

Photos on request

We can take photos of material for individual research at no charge. These photos will be of a similar quality to those from a mobile phone. We will work for up to one hour on requests. If you need more than one hour of our time, then images will need to be booked as digitisation orders and paid for.

Contact us to request photos on request.

If the material is too large or fragile to photograph safely, we will let you know so that you can submit a request for a high quality image though our Digitisation Service. Charges will apply for digitisation.

Visits in person

We have limited availability for visits in person, which must be booked in advance. Social distancing indoors is still in place.

Contact us if you would like to discuss your need for an onsite visit.

Whilst the Special Collections Research Centre is closed for major redevelopment work over the summer, onsite visits are relocated to the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery. We will provide full guidance on booking.

During the building work we cannot retrieve any large or oversized items from some of our stores. We will let you know if anything you wish to view is affected by this.


Contact us with any enquiries as usual.