Fair and reasonable use

The National Archives permits registered users to order and download a reasonable number of documents for free and has set a maximum order limit of 50 documents in a 30-day period.

In order to maintain the integrity of the service for everyone, and ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from it, we reserve the right to disable users’ accounts where there is a breach of this fair use policy.

We reserve the right to change the maximum number of items ordered in a 30-day period and revise these terms of use from time to time.