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Archives and Special Collections Centre opening hours

Coronavirus safety measures

The University Archives and Special Collections Centre (ASCC)  (ASCC) is open for bookings

The ASCC is open to UAL students and staff Monday to Friday by advance appointment only.

Please email: to request an appointment with at least 3 days' notice.

  • Before booking, please browse our online catalogue and provide us with the reference numbers for the items you want to see
  • Log in to Academic Support Online to watch this video for information on how to request items from the archives
  • You may request a maximum of 6 items per visit
  • If you cannot make your appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance

Please note that due to social distancing restrictions, we will not be able to respond to requests for very large items which require 2 or more people to move.

ASCC staff will carry out up to 60 minutes of remote research for researchers who are unable to visit the archive. Please email

Photo of the Search room at University Archives and Special Collections Centre, London College of Communication
Luke Potter, Image courtesy of UAL

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