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Reading Room and Library
The reading room is open three days a week, Wednesday-Friday 10.00am-4.00pm. We have a late night opening on the second Thursday of every month, 1.00pm-7.00pm.
We have desk spaces for eight people at any one time in the reading room, so we do ask that everyone books an appointment in advance to view archive material. If you haven’t booked an appointment in advance then we can only allow access if space is available. Be aware that we are only able to retrieve up to 10 references from the archive store once a day.
If you have any queries or would like to book a place in the reading room please email email@example.com or ring 0203 757 8510 or 0203 757 8511.
The reading room contains our two reference library collections: The Runnymede Trust library and Black Cultural Archives library.
There are two computers in the reading room as well as power points for those who would like to bring their own laptops and devices.
Christmas Opening Hours
We close to the public on Friday 23 December 2016 at 4pm. The main building will reopen on Tuesday 10 January 2017 and the reading room will reopen on 25 January 2017 due to stocktaking. Normal hours listed above will resume.
Self-service photography is charged at a flat-rate of £2 per day in the reading room. Those taking photographs will be required to complete a Reprographics Form. We also offer a small scanning service; please ask a member of the Collections Team for more details regarding this service, including charges, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All reprographic orders are processed by members of staff for security and preservation reasons. We have a responsibility to ensure that our collections are safely preserved for the benefit of future generations, and copies will only be supplied if they can be made without risk of damage to the original.
Copyright and Publication
Researchers are reminded that the onus for satisfying the legal requirements of the Copyright Acts rests with them. Copyright in photographs and other artistic works is particularly stringent; it is illegal for us to make a copy of images without the copyright holder’s permission. Should you wish to publish extracts from any copies you are provided with, or require scanned images of photographs, you are responsible for ascertaining the ownership of copyright and obtaining the necessary permission from the copyright holder.