Cumbria Archive Service has already faced significant cuts in its budget over the last few years which has affected its staffing levels and the service which it is able to offer the public.There is now only one Senior Archivist for the whole county and fewer staff in each of the centres. As a result the service has had to cut its opening hours to three days a week but, thanks to the efforts of its dedicated staff, they have recently been able to reopen during lunchtimes for continued research, although production of new documents will not be possible during this time. The service has also introduced a new digital photography licence which enables readers to buy licences in bulk at reduced rates and which are valid at any Archive Centre in the county with no time limit. This removes any difficulty inherent in the previous daily/weekly/monthly permits. Further details about any further changes in service will be posted here and on the Cumbria Archives website when they are made publicly available.
If you visit the Cumbria Archives website you will find lots of useful guides and advice for readers, along with details of special events in each of the offices.
Catologues and Guides to classes of records
For details of reports of talks at our members' day, held on 8 October 2016, please see 'Events Archives'