Please note - In conjunction with the latest UK Government Covid-19 guidance, the Library and the University Executive Board have reviewed opening arrangements and we will no longer be able to provide a visiting searchroom service to researchers from the 13th January. We do remain open to staff and will continue to provide a limited checking and scanning service for those wishing to access archives.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused and we hope to see researchers back in the MRC in the near future.
Detail from interactive campus map
The University of Warwick is on the southern edge of Coventry, approximately 5km from the city centre. Nearby towns include Kenilworth (5 km), Leamington Spa (10 km), Warwick (10 km) and Stratford-on-Avon (20 km). The University is 25 km south-east of Birmingham, and 160 km north of London.
The Modern Records Centre is located on the Main University Campus, in the Central Campus Library extension. The building is signposted from Library Road and has wheelchair access.
The closest railway station is at Coventry.
Maps of campus:
Interactive map (search for Modern Records Centre)
Downloadable map of central campus (pdf) - the University Library and Modern Records Centre are in the middle of the central campus map
Directions to the university campus:
There have been some major changes to the campus roads and parking this year. Please be aware of the parking restrictions and access routes if you are a visiting researcher or a depositor delivering material to us.
Current information about parking facilities and restrictions is available elsewhere on the university's website, including a downloadable pdf which shows the location of parking spaces across campus.
Sections of the main roads through campus have been temporarily closed to aid social distancing (closed sections are marked in yellow on the campus map). Access to the nearest public car parks to the Modern Records Centre is now through a temporary diversion - please turn left at the new barrier (where the yellow line starts on the campus map) and follow the road around the loop to the visitor car parks. On the left the open car park (formerly car park 8a) is for short visits only (up to 4 hours). On the right the multi-storey car park (formerly car park 8) is for longer stays but tickets can only be paid for by mobile devices.
Reserved visitor parking is now only available at the Gibbet Hill campus some distance away.
Deliveries to the Modern Records Centre:
Please let us know in advance if you are delivering material and to arrange a date and approximate time of arrival.
Deliveries by vehicle will need to be to the back door / loading bay of the Modern Records Centre - we have no road access at the front of the building.
Sections of the main roads through campus have been temporarily closed to aid social distancing (closed sections are marked in yellow on the campus map). To obtain vehicular access, please stop at the barrier across University Road (where the yellow line starts on the map) and tell the attendant at the barrier that you are delivering to us. You can then turn right into Library Road, left just past the Library and left again into the delivery area in between the Library and the Library extension / Modern Records Centre buildings. The MRC loading bay is on your right, approximately halfway along the building, and you should ring the University of Warwick bell on the wall to the right of the folding doors.