Archive Services

Visiting the Search Room

Our Search Room is located on the top floor of the Learning Commons on the Wagga campus of Charles Sturt University (see map). The Reference Archivist is available at the Search Room to help you identify records in our collection relevant for your research and will retrieve your items from the repository on your behalf.

You don’t need an appointment to visit but we strongly encourage you to contact us first to talk about your research needs, especially as some of our records are off-site and will need to be delivered to the Search Room.

  • Gloves will be provided upon your arrival to help protect our unique collection.
  • Food and drink are prohibited on or near the consultation tables.
  • A copying service by staff is available for a small fee. This is dependent upon the copyright restrictions, conservation needs, etc. of each collection.
  • Don't forget to bring your own USB drive!
  • You may bring your own camera/tablet/smartphone to make your own copies free of charge.

Please be aware that some collections are subject to copyright restrictions by law and so we ask that you consult our staff before undertaking your own copying.

Research Service

If you are unable to visit us in Wagga Wagga, our Reference Archivist can provide assistance with research via phone, email or post, and undertake short research enquiries for a fee.

In making a formal request to the Reference Archivist, you should include all relevant details to your request, including what you already know and what records you have tried. This will help to focus our attention on how we can assist you and will avoid duplicating what you already have.

We will advise you of any costs involved before proceeding with your research enquiry. Credit card facilities are available for payment. A research fee will be charged in one of two ways, depending upon the information you have given us and the complexity of the research:

Standard Research Enquiry

A flat fee of $22 where exact dates and references are provided.

Complex Research Enquiry

An hourly fee of $55 for a lengthy or complex research enquiry where no exact dates or references are provided.

Depositing Records

If you believe you have a collection of records that could be of interest to us, contact the Collection Management Archivist to discuss their potential donation. Please remember, we only have a finite amount of space, so only collections of significant research value will be considered. Records must be in a fair condition and comply with our collecting policy.

Staff of Charles Sturt University who wish to deposit University records with us must contact the University’s Manager of Policy and Records before sending records to the Archives. Many records of the University do not require permanent archiving and must be examined by the Records Manager to establish their retention value.

Procedures for the archiving or disposing of University records can be found on the Records Management website.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the Charles Sturt University Regional Archives to carry out routine destruction of University records in accordance with legislation and guidelines as outlined by the State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales. Under the NSW State Records Act 1998, universities are defined as 'public offices' and made subject to the requirements of the Act.