Library Services

DVLA and Motorcycle Dating Services -

As the premier organisation approved by the DVLA for dating motorcycles, demand for our services is higher than ever at present.
If the process is taking time, rest assured that our staff can only recall one failure out of the thousands we have dated. This record of success is unmatched.

Detailed information on the process with a flowchart, is available here and the single correct email address for you to progress your enquiry is

We are currently working through a backlog as well as progressing existing applications.

You can expect a reply from us shortly, meanwhile it would also be helpful to provide a telephone number and VMCC membership number with enquiries where appropriate.

Please email enquires to the below address, alternatively you can send via post or call on 01283 495111 9am-3pm

Library Services -

This is probably the largest collection of paperwork dedicated to motorcycles in the world and is an invaluable source of information and technical data for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Although the library is accessible to all, members enjoy a discount on any charges associated with enquiries research and photocopies.

Please email enquiries to the below address. Alternatively you can send via post or call on 01283 495111 9am-3pm

Our library is open from 9 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 9 am to 3 pm Friday. Alternatively you can visit to facilitate your search for specialist archive material or simply to spend time reading the specialist books, pamphlets brochures, brochures and other literature. We aim to help whatever the motorcycle related query.

Visitors are very welcome (appointment only), a map of how to get to the library is here. The library is upstairs but has a stairlift should it be needed. To book an appointment please email or call on 01283 495111.

There is an extensive collection of catalogues, instruction books, spare parts lists, runs of "Motor Cycle"; and "Motor Cycling"; and other magazines, programmes, drawings and books from the 1880's to the present day.

All library material is reference only, we do not loan anything out.

Most of the material can be photocopied or scanned unless too fragile or an infringement of copyright. We also hold the archives of various companies and individuals. We are working on a database of these and it will be available later.

The library also includes an extensive collection of photographs of machines, riders and events. Already the world's foremost motorcycling library whether you are buying repairing restoring researching or registering, Try us first!

If you are sourcing parts or even learning to ride your bike this is where you will find the answers to virtually all your questions we are happy to tackle any motorcycle related query click here. We do not guarantee an answer but we try very hard to help and can often suggest other sources if needs be.


Contact Us

Opening Hours:

VMCC Allen House

The Vintage Motor Cycle Club

Allen House
Wetmore Road
Burton Upon Trent
Staffordshire DE14 1TR, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1283 495100

Membership +44 (0) 1283 495100

Shop Phone: +44 (0)1283 495101

Library Phone: +44 (0)1283 495111

VMCC Motorcycle Insurance: +44(0)121 274 5355


Monday - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED

Library: Maddie Matei

DVLA: Peter Bennett

Editor/Small Ads/Advertising: Peter Henshaw

Accounts/Direct Debits: Beverley Rushworth

Retail/Transfers: Terry Woods