Archives Research Appointments

To manage capacity in the BC Archives reference room, we will continue to facilitate access by appointment only. To request an appointment, please fill out the following form.


* Mandatory Field

To book an appointment indicate the number of days you would like in the reference room, and if you would like the next available appointment or a specific date.

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

Please note that the reference room is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday through 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.


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.

As many of our records are stored off site, and some have restricted access, it is a good idea to contact us well in advance with specific box numbers or reference codes to determine availability and, if possible, arrange access prior to your arrival. Records that are stored offsite may take from two to five days to retrieve. Arranging for authorized access to restricted records can take up to several weeks, depending on the circumstances.

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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