Archive Research ServiceThe Shuttleworth Collection Library possesses a wealth of aviation information The catalogue contains some 10,000 books and documents and the Photo Archive holds in excess of 120,000 digital images. The Library Information and Research Service is provided by volunteer members of SVAS. The Library is open on Tuesdays between 10.00am and 3.30pm.
Standard ServiceSearch of a “single source”, eg a book or archive, and a corresponding response with, where appropriate, a digital image of the supporting reference material.
Additional ServicesThese include:
Provision of further research time, digital images and photocopying
Digital photographic services
Assistance to researchers who visit Old Warden
Special Drawing Copying Service
How to make your enquiry
- Please make your enquiry on this website (click here), or in writing by letter
- State clearly what information you seek.
- Include your full name, email address, telephone/fax number and full postal address. This is essential if the reply involves our sending documents or pictures. If you are a member of SVAS, please give your Membership Number.
Please Note: There may be a charge for any additional research required. If so, you will be given an estimate of the amount of work involved and the charge. On receipt of the fee, the research will be carried out. Please see below for applicable fees.
Enquiry ResponseAll of our enquiries, whether by email or letter, are dealt with in strict rotation, ensuring that all receive proper attention. For this reason, you probably will not receive a reply straightaway, so please be patient.
Due to the large number of enquiries received there is a minimum turnaround time of 4 - 6 weeks. If you have an enquiry that will involve considerable complex and time-consuming work, special arrangements will be made with you regarding turnaround of your enquiry.
Please remember that cataloguing is ongoing and information may not readily be to hand.
Personal ResearchPersonal research is by appointment only. Requests to visit should include details of the purpose of the research and an indication of the information required. This will enable the Library Team to prepare the necessary material in advance.
Enquiry FeesStandard Service £6.00
A quotation will be provided for additional services based on the schedule below.
PaymentPayment by credit card or cheque payable to “The Shuttleworth Collection”.
Click here to make an additional payment.
RefundsIn the event that we are unable to assist then either a credit card refund will be made or your cheque will be destroyed. You will be notified when this action has been taken.
ExemptionsThe following may have a ‘standard research' carried out free of charge:
- Members of SVAS
- Bona fide students and staff of recognised schools and universities engaged in research as part of their teaching or studies towards a recognised public examination (GCSE, AS and A levels)
- Aviation and military museums
|STANDARD SERVICE||A “single source” search with response and where appropriate, supported by a digital image of the reference material
Response time 4-6 weeks
|ADDITIONAL RESEARCH SERVICES||Scan/identify a picture||£2.50|
|Source a Book Title||£2.50|
|Photocopies per sheet||£0.25|
|Copy a digital image||£2.50|
|Take a single digital photograph and supply a copy||£6.00|
|Additional Research per hour||£10.00|
|SPECIAL SERVICE – DRAWINGS||The provision of drawings (other than those published in books or magazines) will require the sanction of the Chief Engineer; the applicant will be required to sign an Indemnification Form. The copying of drawings is an external service and the costs will necessarily include time and travelling. Quantity discounts may be possible.||£10.00 plus VAT & Delivery.|