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Coronavirus update

Suspension of services

Staffordshire Record Office, the William Salt Library and the Lichfield History Access Point will close from 00.01 on Monday 23 March 2020 and the service will be suspended until further notice.  Stoke on Trent City Archives suspended face-to-face service at 00.01 on Thursday 19 March 2020.

The suspension covers our searchrooms, planned events, exhibitions and on-site volunteering.

Given the Government’s advice for the over-70s, the pregnant and those with underlying health conditions to avoid non-essential social contact, we believe this is the most sensible way forward for the public, our staff and the many people who volunteer.

This web page will be updated to reflect any service changes.


Staffordshire Archives and Heritage staff who are able will be redeployed to support the county council’s commitment to keep vital services running. 


While we still have the staffing capacity to do so, we will continue to answer written enquiries (by email or letter).  Enquiries will be prioritised according to urgency.  Enquiries for the William Salt Library and the County Museum should be sent to Staffordshire Record Office.

Email: staffordshire.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk

Post: Staffordshire Record Office, Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LZ

Post: William Salt Library, 19 Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LZ

Email: stoke.archives@stoke.gov.uk

Post: Stoke on Trent City Archives, City Central Library, Bethesda Street, Hanley ST1 3RS


We greatly appreciate both the commitment of our many volunteers and the way in which volunteering contributes to individual well-being.  Volunteer group leaders will be in touch with our regular volunteers soon to suggest ways in which you can continue to support the work of the service in the days ahead should you wish to do so.

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