CARN ticket

Once you have registered with the County Archives Research Network [CARN] you can visit any archive office in England and Wales which participates in the scheme without having to provide further proof of identity. For details of which proof of identity is required to take out a CARN ticket please see our CARN - FAQ page.

Once you have a CARN ticket, you must bring it with you each time you visit a participating archive as you may not be allowed to access documents without it.

You will be asked to leave your ticket with the searchroom staff when documents are issued to you and it will be returned to you once the documents are received back and checked by the searchroom staff.

The ticket remains the property of the Association of Chief Archivists in Local Government and the participating offices. Please note the terms printed on the back of the ticket.

Please take care of your ticket, you may be charged for a replacement. If you do lose your ticket please report it to a participating office or direct to the Hon Registrar.