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How to search our online catalogues

We are continually working to make more information about our holdings available via the Borthwick Catalogue, and this is an ongoing task. 

Borthwick Catalogue 

For an overview of what the Borthwick has available, see What we hold.

Additionally, the following sites will help you to locate information on some of our collections:

Archives Hub

Useful for summary descriptions of the holdings within the York Diocesan Archive and several other archives including our Southern African material.

Tip: to search just the Borthwick's holdings go to the Archives Hub Search and under 'Search within' select 'Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York' from the drop down list.

Discovery (formerly A2A)

The Discovery catalogue provides summary listings of a small portion of our holdings.

Please contact us for more information about the archives that were previously listed on Access to Archives, including Halifax Family (Hickleton Papers), Yarburgh Family, NHS Trust, Rowntree Mackintosh, and York Waterworks.

Our other online resources

A number of our archives have dedicated search tools or are available to browse online:

If you can't find what you're looking for, or for help and advice on what we hold please contact us.  Please note that the Borthwick Catalogue undergoes routine maintenance every Tuesday morning between 05:00 and 06:30am local time.  If you encounter any technical issues within this period please try again outside of these times.