The Royal Berkshire Archives produces a number of documents which provide more information about our services. This is an important part of making us accountable both to local Council Tax payers and to the wider world.

The basic outline of our aims is that we seek to:

  • Acquire documentary material relating to Berkshire
  • Provide curatorial care to ensure the preservation of this material
  • Provide access to the public and encourage research
  • Promote an awareness of the county‚Äôs past

We are run as a joint service of the six district Councils in Berkshire. We have a joint agreement, which provides for us to deliver the service against a specification. It also obliges us to create policies saying how we will deliver the specification.

If you would like to read our policies, simply click on the list below for a downloadable PDF.

To view these documents in plain text which should be suitable for screen readers, please see our Plain Text Versions of Our Policies page.

Specification for Archive Services PDF

Acquisitions policy.pdf

Cataloguing policy.pdf

Collections Information Policy.pdf

Customer services policy.pdf

Learning policy.pdf

Outreach and audience development policy.pdf

Preservation policy.pdf

Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.pdf

Training and Development policy.pdf

Volunteer policy.pdf

Please also see our Annual Reports page to find out more about what we have done.