Visiting the Archives
The Archives at the University of East London are open to anyone with a genuine interest in researching our Collections. We welcome enquires from both staff and students at the University of East London, as well as external academic researchers and members of the public.
Make an Appointment
We would strongly recommend that all our readers contact us in advance in order to make an appointment. This way we can ensure that the Archive will be open on the day you wish to visit, with a member of staff available to assist as needed. This is especially important as we have collections at both our Stratford and Docklands campuses.
When making an appointment, it is useful for us to know, where possible, the extent of the material that you would be interested in researching. Detailed finding aids for our collections can be found on our Archives Hub pages and also via our own Library Search tool.
Contact details can be found on our contact page.
Whilst we will try and make our Archival Collections as accessible as possible, there may be occasions in which this may not possible. Sometimes exceptions will need to be made on the grounds of conservation or preservation and we will also respect the access restrictions placed on collections by our depositors. Access to some materials may be restricted by the conditions of the Data Protection Act 1988.
Using Your Own Devices
Readers are welcome to use their own laptops or netbooks within the Archive, and plug sockets are available for connection. Please enquire with the Archivist about Internet and WiFi access.
Please contact us in advance if you require a parking space on campus as there are a limited number of visitor parking spaces available at each campus. Further details about visitor parking are available on request.
Refreshments are available from several outlets on both our Docklands and Stratford campuses, and the New Stratford Library also includes a small refreshment area with tables and chairs. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are also available via vending machine service.
Please see details of our opening hours on our contact page.