REGISTERING FOR A READER'S TICKET
An Archives Wales reader's ticket is required by the participating archives only if you wish to look at original documents. You do not need a reader's ticket to access reference books, online or microform resources in the archives. To obtain a reader's ticket you must bring two documents with you - one from list A to prove your identity and one from list B to prove your address.
N.B. At the time of registering a photograph will also be taken and kept electronically as part of the proof of identity evidence. All personal data will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
A. Proof of identity (must include a valid signature):
B. Proof of address (internet printouts are not accepted):
Please note that:
If you are unable to produce any of these items, or if you do not have a fixed address, please speak to a member of Archive Service staff, who will help you find a way to use our service. However, we can't issue a ticket without adequate means of identification - we regret no exceptions can be made to this rule, in order to protect the integrity of the reader's ticket scheme.
Proof for students
If you are aged 14 or over and still at school or college, should you not be able to provide the required documents for a ticket from the above lists, you can instead bring a letter on headed paper signed by your teacher or tutor, together with evidence of your identity which includes your name and a portrait photograph, such as a passport, Citizen Card or student card. There is a template available for the required letter from your teacher or tutor.
Renewals and lost cards
Reader's tickets are valid for five years from the date of issue and can be renewed with production of proof of identity and address.
Lost, damaged or stolen tickets can be replaced upon production of proof of identity and address: however, the issuing office may make a charge for the replacement ticket.