Lincolnshire Archives

Book archive resources

We recommend that you book our search room in advance.

You can order up to ten documents in advance of your visit. You must provide us with the full reference for each document. You can find these on Lincs to the Past.

You can order up to four documents when you visit before 12noon. Records ordered on the day will be provided by 1:30pm.

Our search room is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Thursday and the first Saturday of each month.

Access is limited to a maximum of 12 visitors per day.

Bookings and document requests must be submitted at least seven days in advance by 2pm.

To enter the search room you need a Lincolnshire Archives Readers' Ticket.

You can get one of these on arrival by bringing with you some identification showing your address an signature.

The ticket is valid for four years.

To book a table within the search room and up to a maximum of ten documents email [email protected].

You will need to include within your email:

  • your name
  • date of visit
  • estimated time of arrival
  • contact telephone number

You can also call 01522 782040 and ask to speak to the search room staff.

Inside the search room

You may take notepads smaller than A4, pencils, sheets of paper, glasses, maps, charts and reference books.

You are not allowed to take pens, bags, coats, folders, files or plastic wallets.

Lockers are provided for belongings and phones must be put on silent.


Our facilities include:

  • a fully accessible search room
  • a bookable height adjustable table
  • magnifying glasses
  • an induction-hearing loop at reception
  • an accessible toilet
  • one accessible space in our car park
  • assistance dogs permitted in all areas of the search room

There is a free car park in Rosemary Lane to the rear of the building for visitor use.

Your visit

Please do not visit if you display any COVID symptoms.

Hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities are available.