*The Local Studies Library will be closed between Monday 22nd August and Saturday 1st October (re-opening on Monday 3rd October) 2016. As a result access to local studies, archive and museum material (including electoral registers) during this period will be revised. Access will be by advance appointment only and will be facilitated on the first floor of the Central Library, Bromley. Please contact us to enquire about access or to book an appointment.*

Archive Collections
Most of the documents described in this catalogue can be seen at Bromley Local Studies and Archives, either by requesting the original document or by consulting a microfilm or other facsimile copy of it.

Two categories of document, however, cannot be made accessible.

Some documents are described as 'unfit for production', which means that the documents are in a poor physical condition and access to them has been restricted until conservation work is carried out in order to prevent the loss of information from continued handling.

A small number of records in the catalogue are closed to public access for a defined period because they include sensitive personal data or confidential information. In these instances, the Archives have given an explicit assurance to the depositor of the records that they will be closed to public access for the specified period. Closed records and the period of closure are identified in the catalogue entry. You can make a request for information which may be in a closed record under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations, 2004. The London Borough of Bromley website has more information on how to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Making a request does not guarantee access to the information you ask for, as there may be a valid exemption from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

Some personal data is included in the catalogue. We have taken all reasonable care to ensure that we operate within the provisions of data protection legislation. If you believe that any of the data in this database causes or is likely to cause substantial damage or distress to you or any other living person, please contact historic collections with specific details.

Museum Collections
From November 2015 assisted access to items from the museum collection can be provided by appointment. Some items may not be accessible due to their condition.

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