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Covid-19 closure: The Modern Records Centre is currently closed and MRC staff have limited access to the original archive collections. There may therefore be a delay in answering enquiries which require staff access to original documents.

 Detail from interactive campus map   Exterior of building

 Detail from interactive campus map

(Modern Records Centre outlined in red)


 Our entrance



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:

on Foot

by Bike

by Bus

by Coach

by Train

by Car 


The nearest car parks to the Modern Records Centre are 8 and 8A.

Please note that finding a parking space on campus can prove difficult - both during term time and, when large conferences are held at the university, during vacation - with the most central car parks often filling up by 9 am. More information about parking on campus is available on the University's Estates website.