Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Visting the Archives

What to bring to the Search Room

Please bring your own pencils and stationery.

If you wish to make copies of records we strongly suggest that you bring your own camera/tablet/smartphone or USB. Our paper-based photocopy service is available but may be subject to delay and additional costs at this time.

Hand sanitiser, gloves and cleaning products will be available in the Search Room.

Conditions of Entry

Access to the Charles Sturt University Regional Archives is subject to the following Conditions of Entry which are designed to keep you as safe as possible while visiting us.

All persons entering the building must complete the contact tracing form upon arrival.

Visitors and staff are not permitted to enter the building if they:

  • are experiencing any flu like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);
  • have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period of time in which the virus is contagious);
  • are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
  • reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19; or
  • if they have returned from international travel and failed to observe the Government requirement to self-isolate for 14 days.

Visitors and staff who are not subject to any of the above conditions for exclusion must be willing and able to agree to the following requirements to:

  • leave the site immediately if they become unwell, after notifying a staff member;
  • at all times, maintain social distancing measures (as per the NSW Health guidelines) with respect to other visitors and staff;
  • maintain good personal hand hygiene by washing their hands regularly and thoroughly and/or using hand sanitiser;
  • maintain good respiratory hygiene by coughing or sneezing into their elbow or a tissue, and then disposing of tissues immediately;
  • provide Charles Sturt University with their name and contact details and consent to the University providing their name and contact details to the NSW Department of Health or any other third-party government department, as required to enable contact tracing procedures;
  • acknowledge that they may be asked to wait, or be refused entry, in the event that the site has reached its total capacity under NSW Health social distancing requirements;
  • acknowledge the right of Charles Sturt University to refuse entry or request their departure from our sites at any time and for any reason;
  • at all times treat staff and other visitors with respect;
  • respond accurately to the following questions if asked by staff -
    • Are you or anyone you live with currently undergoing testing or awaiting results for the COVID-19 virus?
    • Have you or anyone you live with tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and have not been medically cleared as non-contagious?
    • Do you have any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever)?

Personal information and contact tracing

Contact information from your appointment booking may be used up to 28 days after your visit for tracing purposes, should exposure to COVID-19 in the Search Room be reported. This information may be supplied to the NSW Department of Health or any other third party Government department, as required to enable contact tracing procedures.

Updates, enquiries and further information

These measures have been put in place to ensure full access to the Search Room and the Regional Archives collections while keeping the public and staff as safe as possible through social distancing. Thank you for your support and understanding at this time.

For enquiries, please contact us at or (02) 6933 4590.