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Reading Room arrangements
A reader’s ticket is required to access the Reading Rooms. To apply for a ticket please click
You must have your reader`s ticket with you in the Reading Rooms at all times.
Material is delivered to the Reading Rooms twice per day at 9:30am and 2:00pm
Reading Rooms are open on two Saturdays of each month from 9.30am – 1.00pm. See
NLI Opening Times.
Main and Microfilm Reading Room:
Material ordered by 2.00pm on a working day will be available from 9.30am the next day.
Same day delivery is available for material ordered by 11.00am (10:30am on Saturdays). This material will be available from 2.00pm (11am on Saturdays)
Manuscript Reading Room:
Material ordered by 2.00pm on a working day will be available from 9.30am the next day
Material ordered by 5.00pm on a working day will be available from 2.00pm the next day
Up to 8 collection items may be ordered per delivery.
Most off-site material is now available and this is indicated on the item’s catalogue record.
Off-site material must be ordered at least
5 working days in advance
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