We Are Accredited!

West Yorkshire Archive Service has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee.

This is the UK quality standard for all areas of archive service delivery. Achieving accredited status demonstrates that West Yorkshire Archive Service has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing; the care of its unique collections and what the service offers to its entire range of users.


WYAS follows a number of policies to ensure the service is managed to the standards expected of an accredited archive service, all our policies are available to the public and can be downloaded from the links below.



Access to Records Policy

Appraisal Policy

Cataloguing Policy

Collections Policy

Collections care and Conservation Policy

Copying Policy

Digital Archives Policy

Exhibition and Loans Policy

Volunteer Policy

WYAS Learning and Engagement Policy


Strategies and other Documents

Access and Engagement Strategy

Cataloguing Strategy

Collections Care and Preservation Strategy

Collections Development Strategy

Environmental Management Strategy

General terms and Conditions of Deposit

Research Access Request Form

WYAS Vision and Mission Statement

WYAS Statement of Public Task

WYAS Collections Transparency Notice