Opening of the Archives Research Centre

An image of the archive research centre. There are items from the collection displayed on wooden tables. © Photography by Mark Gillow.

On the 7th November we officially open our new Archives Research Centre (or ARC). The launch event was attended by people from across the University and representatives for local heritage organisations.

The ARC is a bespoke research space for staff, students and visitors to access our collections. The space is single contact point for researchers who want to access both the University’s institutional collection alongside the library and archive collections assembled by Lancaster since 1963. We also offer other services to support the research and teaching activities of the University. The space was outfitted with Research Cultures Funding from Research England in 2023.

You can access our collections by appointment or just pop down to our drop-in sessions which will be held every Wednesday (11am-4pm) during term time. The Archive Research Centre (ARC) is based in the former bindery of the University Library. The space can be accessed from the ground floor of the Library, or via the South Spine of the Lancaster campus. For more information visit the Special Collections and Archives page on our website.

Photography by Mark Gillow.

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