The Archives

Access to the Archives

Access in most cases needs to be arranged in advance.

Location and opening hours

The University Archives is located on the ground floor of the University Library (Bldg 16). View map.

The Archives office is staffed weekdays during business hours (closed weekends, public holidays and between Christmas and New Year).

Assistance with research enquiries

Due to the number and type of enquiries the Archives receives, priority is given to requests from UOW staff and students. Enquiries from outside the University community are followed up as staff time permits.

Before contacting the Archives please refer to the information provided in the various guides to searching the collections.

Requesting access to specific material

If you have identified a specific item/collection you wish to look at, note the Archives accession number (for example: C48 - World War 1).

Contact the Archivist in advance to request access to the material as the requested items will need to be checked for any access restrictions and/or retrieved from storage. Some of the collections are stored off site.

The Archivist will arrange a suitable appointment time with you to come in to view the material in the Archives reading room.

Restricted material

The majority of material is openly available to researchers. Some collections, however, have access restrictions placed upon them by either the depositors or legislative requirements. In such cases the Archivist will assist requesters in seeking the necessary permission to gain access.

Material for which such permission is required should be specified well in advance to allow time for this process to be undertaken.

Contact us

By telephone

This is the preferred option, so that staff can quickly clarify the details of your enquiry.
Ph: 02 4221 3543 Archives Office
Ph: 02 4221 3548 Ground Floor service desk

In person

Enquiries should be directed to the Ground Floor service desk in the first instance.

By email

Please supply your full contact details, especially your telephone number. Email the Archives.

By post

University Archives
University of Wollongong Library
Northfields Avenue
New South Wales 2522

Last reviewed: 1 May, 2013