If you grant access to records at QSA, you must email the access to restricted records (DOCX, 134 KB) form to email@example.com.
When the requestor arrives, our staff will check whether a signed form has been received from your agency.
If a form has been received, they will be able to view the relevant records in our Reading Room under the supervision of the reference archivist on duty. You can also specify if you require a supervising officer from your agency.
Reading Room requests for restricted records in ArchivesGateway
If you are submitting a Reading Room request for restricted records through ArchivesGateway, the person accessing the records must have permission to access these records.
The access to restricted records form (DOCX, 134 KB) must be completed and submitted to QSA at least 1 week before the intended visit.
This form must be completed for anyone in your agency that does not currently have access or anyone in another agency that requires access to these records.
Ensure you include the details of the person requesting the records in the Reading Room request form in ArchivesGateway using the comments/discussion feature.
Anyone requesting to view restricted records in the Reading Room at QSA will need to show their government ID to QSA staff before they will be allowed to view the records.
See the reading room request training video and user guide for further information and steps on how to submit a request.