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

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.

Please note that the CARN database is owned and maintained by the Archives and Records Association (ARA). Personal data that you have given is held securely and only shared with participating Record offices and Archives.

Access to original material

To be able to request and consult original material you will need a CARN ticket.