Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Using the Archives: Reader Agreement

Information on how to access and use archive collections

Image from the Isabel Fry Archive

Photo of a page from one of the diaries of Isabel Fry

Rules for the use of archives

Readers' Rules
When you register to use the Archive collections you agree to abide to our Rules for Readers (pdf). If you would like us to send you a hard copy of our regulations please contact us (details in the box to the right).

Handling Archive Materials
• Do handle all archive material with the utmost care
• Do use pencils in the reading area. Portable computers may be used in accordance with normal library regulations
• Do use the slips provided to mark materials for copying
• Do keep archival material in the order they are given to you
• Do use the book rest provided when consulting bound volumes.

• Do not use pens in the reading area or mark the documents in any way
• Do not eat or drink when using archival materials
• Do not remove anything from a file or alter the order of material in a folder
• Do not copy materials without permission.

Rules for Readers

Contact the archive team

Telephone us on:

020 7612 6983

or e-mail our dedicated enquiry service at

You can also write to us at:

Newsam Library and Archives
UCL Institute of Education
University College London
20 Bedford Way