Archives centres There are 2 archive centres in Cumberland: Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre Carlisle Archive Centre Sign up for an Archives Card Before visiting the archive centre, you’ll need to sign up for an Archives Card to access the original records within the centre. Find out how to sign up on the Cumbria archives website. Book a visit to an archive centre You need to book an appointment to visit our archive centres. A table space may be reserved up to 24 hours the day before your intended visit. Find out how to book a visit on the Cumbria archive website. Facilities and services This includes: catalogues and guides copying services learning and education exhibition gallery local studies There are a number of other services the archive centres provide, find out more on the Cumbria archive website.