Entry Requirements

If you wish to consult material from the Conservative Party Archive in the reading room of the Bodleian Library, you will first need to apply to become a Reader and obtain a Bodleian Libraries' Reader's Card.

Different categories of readers cards are available depending upon your status and the type of material that you wish to consult. The Conservative Party Archive is classed as a special collection, for which purpose a category A reader's card is required.

To obtain a reader's card, you will need to go to the Admissions Office on the day of your first visit, taking with you the following:-

  • completed application form, which is available for download here;
  • Personal identification (e.g., passport); 
  • Proof of current address (e.g., UK driving licence or utility bill). 

Please be sure to provide the correct documentation as without it you will not be issued with the correct type of readerís card which will prevent you from having access to the papers.

The Admissions Office is in the Clarendon Building on the corner of Broad Street and Catte Street (open 9.30-4.30 weekdays, 10.15-1.30 Saturdays). If you need further details please refer to the Admissions pages.


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