Author: Public Record Office Victoria

Important Victorian Archives Centre Reading Room changes to note:

We have been reviewing our reading room service delivery model based on user demand. From 1 January 2020, the Victorian Archives Centre will be moving to one delivery of records to the reading room each day.

What does this mean for researchers?
- Orders must be in by 8am in order for you to view those records at 10.30am in the reading room (there will no longer be an afternoon delivery of records). 
- There will be no delivery on Saturdays, so users wishing to view records on a Saturday will need to pre order their records by 8am Friday.

Note, you will still be able to order 8 records per day and view upto 24 in one day provided that the final 8 records are ordered by 8am the day they are required in the Reading Room (ie. you can order 8 records multiple days in a row and then come into the Reading Room and view them on the one day), and Reading Room open days and hours will remain the same: Monday to Friday and the second and last Saturday of every month, 10am to 4.30pm.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns (scroll down to general enquiries, complaints or feedback): https://prov.vic.gov.au/contact-us

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