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Using the archives

Explore our archives and make an appointment to use our reading room

The Archives and Special Collections at Royal Holloway, University of London, has reopened.

Access is by appointment

Individual appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm. 

(Please note the archive reading room will close for lunch at 12.30pm and reopen at 1.30pm).

If you wish to book an individual appointment, please email

Requests for individual appointments should be made one week in advance however we endeavour to accommodate visits at shorter notice where possible.

Group visits are also available, please read our Guidelines for Group Visits before emailing for availability and for more information.

Our online catalogue

Take a look at our archives and special collections. Our online catalogue is available here.

Privacy notice

Information on how Archives and Special Collections collections and uses personal information can be found in our Privacy notice.

Contact us

Call us on +44 (0)1784 443814

Email us at

Write to us at:

College Archives and Special Collections
Davison Building
Royal Holloway, University of London
TW20 0EX

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