Visitors are being welcomed back from Tuesday, 6 October, as part of a phased reopening of Lancashire County Council's archives, museums and libraries. People will need to book an appointment before visiting.
The archives building has been closed to visitors since March when the coronavirus restrictions were introduced, although a limited service had been able to continue.
The building will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm, for pre-booked appointments only. The archives will close from 12.30pm to 1.30pm so that the public areas can be cleaned between sessions. There will be no public access to the building during this time.
Visitors will be asked to complete an online booking form, giving their preferred dates and sessions and listing all the document reference numbers, titles of books, or details of other material that they would like to use. An Archives Card will also need to be applied for in advance of a visit. More information is available at www.archivescard.com
For those who can't book online, appointments can be made by emailing the archives directly at firstname.lastname@example.org