Archives Research Appointments

To request an appointment in the BC Archives Reference Room, please fill out the following form with as much detail as possible


APPLICANT INFORMATION

* Mandatory Field

You will need to know what records you would like access to during your visit, including microfilm, before requesting an appointment.

If you know what records you would like access to, select the option: I know what records I would like to view.

If you do not know what records you would like to view, or would like help clarifying your request, please select the option: I need to consult with an archivist.


To request an appointment please select one of the following two options*​:  

Please include as much detail about your research project and include records that you have already identified as relevant to your research so that an archivist may assist you.

Please note that the reference room is open 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and closed on stat holidays.

Please use the image above as reference for completing the chart below. 

To view tips on transcribing records, click here (a new window will open, you will not be taken away from this form)

Reference CodeMicrofilm #Box #Notes
Please note that the reference room is open 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and closed on stat holidays.
If you require less than a full day, we may be able to provide an AM or PM only appointment. Please let us know if you would like an AM or PM appointment.


Disclaimer:

Please note that with the limited number of appointments available per day, there may be a delay of several weeks before we are able to provide an onsite appointment. We may not be able to accommodate specifically requested dates.

If the record request table is not completed to a high enough degree of detail, your request will be forwarded to an archivist who will work with you to determine exactly what records you require.

Some records may have access or privacy restrictions. If that is the case, staff will connect with you to identify what your options for access are.

Submitting this request does not guarantee you a research appointment. Once you submit the request an archives staff member will be in contact to confirm your request.
 

If you are not redirected to the submission confirmation page once selecting 'submit', please review your application to ensure all mandatory fields are complete. Mandatory fields are marked with an *
 

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of Section 4 of the Museum Act (SBC 2003, c.12) and will only be used for documenting the retrieval of archival or library material.

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