How to search for Central Office of Information (COI) records

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All Central Office of Information Archive items have a record in our catalogue, Explore the British Library.

To find all the records for the material in the COI Archive:

Search for COI records

You can refine your search by including another search term, anywhere in the record or in the title:

Refine COI results

To reduce the number of results, you can refine by ‘Material type’, ‘Author’ or 'Creation date’:

Using filters to reduce COI results

To access the content

Click on the ‘I want this’ tab and follow the instructions to order the item.

Material can be consulted in the Social Sciences Reading Room at St Pancras only; it cannot be delivered elsewhere..