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We are here to help you with your research.

Research and Enquiries

If you are unable to visit the library, we may be able to undertake research on your behalf. This service includes help and advice for general reference or information enquiries, literature searches, photocopying and forwarding copies of journal articles or other printed material, in accordance with copyright regulations.

Brief reference or stock enquiries are free. More extensive research (exceeding 30 minutes) will be charged for at the following hourly rates (prices include VAT):

Students  £10.00
Private researchers    £15.00
Commercial Users    £30.00

General Reference & Information Enquiries

If you have a specific enquiry or need information to assist with your research, we can search our extensive resources to try and find the answer for you.

Literature searches
Depending on your subject area we may be able to use our printed reference and online sources to provide you with a list of texts or articles relevant to your topic. We can also advise when material in the archives and special collections may be appropriate to your needs.

Local history enquiries
If your enquiry is in connection with the activities of a local dance school or teacher, you may be best contacting your local library or newspaper archives in the first instance.