CARN ticket - FAQ
Why do I need to join CARN?
In order to ensure the documents in our care are secure and
protected we need to ensure that we have accurate, up to date
information about all of our users.
How much does it cost to join CARN?
There is no charge for joining CARN.
I don’t have a CARN ticket. What do I do?
Bring with you proof of identity so staff can issue a free
ticket. This should only take a few minutes.
What forms of identity do I need to bring with
We need proof of your name, current
address and signature. You will need to
bring one or more of the following:
- driving licence
- pension or benefit book
- utility bill or bank statement (in your name)
- cheque guarantee card
- passport (note that this does not include your address, and is
not sufficient on its own)
Please make sure your identification includes all three required
elements - e.g. bank statement (name and address) plus passport
I already have a CARN ticket issued by another
If you have a ticket from one of the participating offices, bring
it with you. You do not need to register again.
How long does the ticket last?
CARN tickets are valid for 4 years.
How do I renew my CARN ticket?
your ticket you will have to bring identification with you as is
required for a new ticket (see above). If you change your address
the same thing applies – please bring the required identification
including your new address.
I don’t have any proof of identity with me. Can I still
use your service?
Yes – if this is your first visit. We will issue you with a
temporary day pass that will allow you to access all our services.
However, for subsequent visits you will be expected to register
before you can use our services.
Once I have my ticket do I still need to sign
Yes. You still need to sign in on every visit and you must always
bring your ticket with you.
If you have any more questions please contact the
Archives and Records Association for more
Archives and Records Association (UK
Prioryfield House, 20 Canon Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SW
Tel: 01823 327030
Fax: 01823 271719