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What is CARN? | Readers' tickets - County Archives Research Network (CARN) | Birmingham City Council

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What is CARN?

The County Archives Research Network (CARN) is a national network of record offices that share one standard ticket system. When you get a reader’s ticket you can use it at any of the other offices that are part of the CARN network. If you already have a reader’s ticket issued at one of the other offices, you can use it here.

The CARN system is being phased out and replace by the Archives Card. If you have a valid CARN ticket, you can continue to use this in the Wolfson Centre at The Library of Birmingham until its expiry date. You will then need to apply for an Archives Card.