Conservative Party Archive material is read in the Rare Books & Manuscripts Reading Room, which is situated on level 1 of the Weston Library.

Appointments are only required if you intend to consult restricted or closed material for which prior permission has already been obtained from the Conservative Party (i.e., all unpublished material over 30 years' old as well as certain other series regardless of date). For advice on the permissions process and/or to book an appointment to consult such material, please contact the Conservative Party Archivist or visit the Access Conditions pages. 

All other material may be requested in person from the reading room, although as there is a turnaround time of 2 hours for requests you are strongly advised to pre-order some material before you arrive. You can pre-order a maximum of 10 items in advance. You should email the list of files that you would like to consult during your visit to the Rare Books & Manuscripts Reading Room, giving the shelfmark references as listed in the online catalogue.


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