Code of Conduct

For registered BC Archives researchers

Everyone is welcome here at the BC Archives!

All researchers, visitors, employees, and volunteers have the right to enjoy an environment that’s respectful, courteous, and safe, and supports investigation and research for all.

The following are expectations of all who spend time in the Archives’ reference room. Everyone must:

  • recognize that research can be sensitive, emotional, and private for fellow users and respect individual boundaries;
  • demonstrate respect to all in attendance and engage in no disruptive or illegal behavior;
  • acknowledge that differences are welcome and celebrated;
  • adhere to Royal BC Museum and Archives policies and show respect for property;
  • acknowledge that the Royal BC Museum and Archives is the guardian of these records and must enforce handling procedures to ensure records are preserved for future generations;
  • familiarize themselves with care and handling procedures for records;
  • understand that staff, volunteers, and other researchers have the right to work in an environment that is free from discrimination and personal harassment; and
  • understand that behavior in conflict with this Code of Conduct may result in consequences, including being asked to leave.

We are all responsible for upholding this code and keeping our shared space welcoming for all.

We hope you find your time here gratifying and informative.