Masters’, Mates’, Engineers’ and Skippers’ certificates request form

Please note: Requests for Remote copying are temporarily suspended during the holiday period - 12 December 2019 to 2 January 2020 inclusive. 

Requests to view or order copies of most Library and Archive material in the Reading Room can be placed directly via our online ordering system Aeon.

However, for Master's Certificates you need to fill out the form below. There is also a separate Crew Lists, Agreements and Official Logs request form.

  • You must be registered in Aeon before submitting a request form. By registering you will be able to make future requests to view manuscript and printed material in the Caird Library Reading Room. You will also be able to place orders for copies of archive and library collection items via our digital scanning/photocopying service. See Using our collections for research
  • Please note: when you place a request for a Master's Certificate or a Crew List, it must be processed manually by a member of staff. Therefore, if you place your order outside of Library opening hours, you may not see your order in your Aeon account until the next working day. Thank you for your patience.
  • The maximum number of items that can be ordered in advance is six items if held on-site.
  • Not all certificates survive and the document(s) requested may not be available.
  • If you are unsure what the certificate number is or where to find it, please consult our research guide.  


  • Masters’ and Mates’ Certificate availability: order up to six items per retrieval
  • Engineers’ certificates availability: order up to six items per retrieval
  • Skippers’ certificates availability: due to essential conservation work, Skippers’ Certificates are currently unavailable. Please contact staff for further information:

Request form


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