Services at the Heritage Zone
Much of the material in the Heritage Zone is for reference only. However, we do have items that you can borrow, including books, DVDs and maps.
Bournemouth was granted its Charter by Queen Victoria on 23rd July 1890, and its first election of Councillors was held in November 1890.
If you aren't able to borrow an item you can make a photocopy or scan, subject to copyright. There's a small charge for the photocopier.
If you're going to do research you can reserve a computer or viewer in advance by emailing us. You can reserve at the library in person, but there may be a wait.
Heritage Zone charges
|Microfilm/fiche from reader-printer – A4 (per copy)
|Microfilm/fiche from reader-printer – A3 (per copy)
|Staff assisted photocopies (per copy)
|Staff assisted microfilm prints (per copy)
|Postage and packing (minimum)
|Scanning (per scan) plus email, for material other than items from the photograph collection and copyright material
|Scanning (per scan) plus email, for items from photograph collection
|Reproduction of image for commercial use
|Reproduction of image for TV/Film or multiple use
|Research fee, applies after 30 mins free staff time (per hour pro rata)