Reading Room (Client Services)
Client Services: Reading Room
Members of the public are able to consult archival records in the reading room, which is equipped with online access to NAAIRS, and power points for laptops at each reading table, as well as finding aids that will assist researchers in locating archival records. Archivists are on hand in the reading room to advise and assist researchers with their queries.
Rules and regulations should be adhered to by researchers with regard to the handling of archival records, and in demonstrating consideration for their fellow researchers in the reading room.
If you are unable to visit the reading room in person to conduct your research, professional freelance researchers may be able to conduct research on your behalf for a fee. The Western Cape Archives and Records Service carries no responsibility for any contractual arrangements entered into in this regard.
Read more about the activities of the Archives and Records Services online.
Reading Room opening hours (except on public holidays)
Mondays to Fridays: 08:00 - 16:00
Extended Reading Room hours: (subject to change as a result of public holidays)
Thursdays 08:00 - 19:00 and the first Saturday of each month 09:00 - 13:00)
Western Cape Archives and Records Service