Archives Service update

Following advice issued by the Scottish Government on 16 March 2020 on steps to be taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 the University of Stirling Archives will be closing its public reading room from 17 March until further notice.

The closure will have the following impact on our service:

  • A temporary suspension of our volunteer projects
  • Cancellation / postponement of current researcher visits
  • No bookings made for future researcher visits at present

The University Archives will continue to offer a limited service to researchers:

  • We will endeavour to answer remote enquiries received by email to
  • Where possible we will provide access to digitised copies of material to researchers unable to visit the reading room to carry out research in person
  • Priority will be given to University of Stirling students currently using our collections for dissertations and projects
  • We will continue to promote our collections and provide updates on our service via social media (@unistirarchives)

The health and safety of our staff and public is important to us and we will endeavour to continue to provide a service to our users through this difficult time.

Karl Magee, University Archivist

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