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Information about past work at the Modern Records Centre is included in our annual reports and information bulletins (available online from 1996/7 to 2016/7). Recordings of several past events are also available - the student-led Open Education Series, 2014-2016, and the schools project Archives Alive, 2016.
Reopening to external researchers
The Modern Records Centre will be reopening to all researchers by appointment only on Monday 28th June.
Our opening hours from 28th June will be:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Sessions are bookable for mornings (9.00-1.00) and/or afternoons (1.00-5.00/4.00 on Friday).
What new measures are in place due to Covid-19?
A maximum of five researchers can now be accommodated in the searchroom.
All researchers are now required to book a place and order documents a minimum of 24 hours before your visit (though more notice is preferred). This allows us to ensure that a desk space is available and that the documents can be produced in advance.
In line with government and university guidance, visitors will need to wear face coverings whilst in the building.
Desk spaces will be cleaned by staff between visitors.
Hand sanitiser is available at the searchroom entrance.
A one way system is in place at the entrance.
We strongly encourage all visitors to complete a Lateral Flow Test and obtain a negative result prior to attendance. We also kindly request that all researchers have their temperature checked in the Main Library foyer prior to their visit to the MRC. The temperature scanner is located on the ground floor entrance to the Main Library.
Additional information about using the Modern Records Centre is available elsewhere on our website.