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Christmas / New Year Operating Hours: The reading room will be closed on Thursday 24 Dec 2015 through to Saturday 2 Jan 2016 and re-open Monday 4 Jan 2016.
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Digital cameras, laptops and self-service copiers and cameras

You can bring your laptop (and scanner) and camera into the reading room for your research. We also have two digital cameras and a self-service copier for you to use.

Digital cameras

Two digital cameras are up and running at the WSRC for your use. All for free! Photograph the archives and save the images onto a USB stick. There is a step-by-step leaflet to help first time users. Simply save your images onto a USB key (bring one in or buy one over the counter).

Digital camera in the reading roomDigital camera setup

Digital copiers

Copies of records from microfilm, microfiche and aperture card can also be downloaded onto a memory stick (in the reading room). The digital copiers are free to access and use. Bring your own USB memory stick (or buy one over the counter).

Scan Pro 2000 - Instructions for use (PDF)
ScanPro 2000
Minolta MS 7000 - Instructions for use (PDF)
Minolta MS 7000

Photocopying from the microfilm, microfiche and aperture card machines will continue to be available for a fee.

Using personal computer and cameras

You can bring your own equipment with you to use in the reading room; laptops, scanners and cameras are permitted. If you intend to use a scanner please contact the Senior Archivist, Access and Information at before you visit.

You may photograph original records in the reading room using a camera. Permission to photograph is subject to the items being in good condition.

When using electronic equipment, such as laptops and scanners, we recommend you use batteries as our reading room is not protected against power surges. We suggest that you always backup up your work regularly to ensure minimal loss.

We do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to equipment.