Cork City & County Archives

Cork City CouncilCork County CouncilUniversity College Cork
Funded by Cork City Council, Cork County Council & UCC
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Research Room Access

  • Our Research Room is open, by appointment, to researchers who are registered as a Reader with the Archives.
  • To apply to register as a Reader, please complete and return the Reader Application Form well in advance.
  • Readers must read and agree to the Rules and Conditions of access.
  • Original current photographic identification with signature, plus official proof of address, must be supplied on first arrival in order to complete the registration process.
  • Written proof of researcher credentials and research purpose, such as an academic referral, may also be required.
  • There is no charge to register.


Opening Hours (by appointment)

  • Appointments are available only to researchers who are registered, or who have applied and been approved to register, as a Reader with the Archives (see above).
  • Appointments are not valid until confirmed by the Archives.
  • Appointments must be requested well in advance please.

Accessing Material

  • It is the Reader's responsibility to read/search the online catalogue database, descriptive lists, and indexes, in order to locate material relevant to their research, prior to their visit. (See collections)
  • It is recommended to pre-order material in advance of your appointment by email using the relevant collection and item reference numbers. Up to 5 items may be pre-ordered.
  • The permission of the Archives is required prior to copies being made and a copyright declaration form must also be completed.
  • Self service photography may be allowed on request to copy limited portions of certain documents only for the purpose of private research and study.
  • Some collections have access and copying restrictions.


  • Power sockets for laptop/tablet computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Photocopying/scanning service
  • Lockers for personal articles
  • CCTV is in operation

Research Room