Visiting Southwark Archives

Document handling rules

Help keep our unique and irreplaceable collections safe and usable for everyone:

  • follow staff instructions on handling material
  • ask staff for help if you are unsure what to do
  • handle collection material with clean, dry hands
  • have one document container open at a time
  • keep items in the order you find them
  • leave documents flat on the desk
  • close books you are not using
  • ask staff for slips to mark or follow text
  • leave items on the desk when you are done with them

Thank you for your help!

Page last updated: 03 January 2024


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