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Order and pay for copies

This page contains information about how to order and pay for copies from Durham County Record Office.

About copies for private study or non-commercial research

When you order copies from Durham County Record Office for private study or non-commercial research you must sign a declaration that:

  • you will not infringe any copyright in the document(s) copied
  • you will not publish a document originally supplied for private study or non-commercial research without the written consent of the County Archivist and the owner of the document.

Please remember that publication covers more than books. Using our images in a public broadcast or exhibition, adding our images to another website or posting them on social media counts as publication, and you need to apply for permission.

See our Copy Order Form in the General Guides section of our Information Leaflets.

Visit Quick Search in the Record Office online shop to order and pay for a copy of a specific entry in a single document in our records. 

About copies for publication

The right to copy, reproduce, publish or exhibit any document held by Durham County Record Office is granted only by specific request and requires the prior consent of the County Archivist.

In all cases acknowledgement must be made to Durham County Record Office. Please contact us to discuss your proposals for publication and any reproduction fee payable.

See Copying and Publication of Documents and Fees and Charges in the General Guides section of our Information Leaflets.

How to order copies

We recommend that you contact us to discuss your copying requirements before you order.

Download or print the relevant forms from our website.

You'll find a Copy Order Form and an application form for the Copying and Publication of Documents in the General Guides section of our Information Leaflets.