- Official publishing
- Records selection and transfer process
- 1. Appraising your records
- 2. Selecting your records
- 3. Sensitivity reviews of selected records
- 4. Cataloguing and preparation of records
- 5. Planning and arranging delivery of records
- 6. How we accession your records
- Borrowing accessioned records
- Legal obligations for transfer
- Digital records transfer
- Information Management Assessment programme
- Crown and Parliamentary copyright
- Digital Continuity Service
Borrowing accessioned records
The forms and guidance provided below are for government departments that want to borrow accessioned records from The National Archives.
For further information on borrowing or returning accessioned records, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to borrow accessioned records
Government departments can recall their own records once accessioned by The National Archives. This is known as a government requisition. Borrowing records may be necessary for use in court cases or inquiries, for example.
Those members of staff authorised to make the requests should fill out the appropriate form found below and email this to: email@example.com.
Records should be returned to The National Archives within six weeks of ordering.
Guidance and advice
Guidance on ordering and returning documents (PDF, 0.10Mb)
Authorised requestor form (PDF, 0.05Mb)
Document returns form for government departments (DOC, 0.05Mb)
Document request form for government departments (DOC, 0.06Mb)
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