MECA Remote Access

Remote Access to the Archive

We are supporting some remote access to the Archive through an at cost scanning service. Scanning costs are £14.00 per hour plus VAT and a cost estimate will be made prior to starting the digitisation work.

The ability to copy material is subject to UK Copyright law, any copying restrictions that a donor may have placed on material and also preservation concerns. For unpublished archives, we can supply digital copies for ‘private study and non-commercial research’ using the standard copyright exemption form.

Please contact the Archivist, Debbie Usher, at for information about whether it is possible to digitise material that is not already in digital form. When making a request for copying, please provide details as to the collection and if possible the box and file. Please browse through our Online Guides and Catalogues.


For material that has not already been digitised, we charge according to the amount of time that it takes to scan and prepare the digital copies. In such cases a cost estimate is made prior to starting the digitisation work.

For material that has already been digitised we charge 10p per page (excluding VAT).