Please choose an available appointment and provide us with your contact details
Current arrangements in the Reading Rooms
Certain off-site material is now available and this is indicated on the item’s catalogue record. Off-site material must be ordered
5 working days in advance
Our Reading Rooms are operating with reduced capacity, so it is not always possible to book for your preferred date.
The appointment service will offer four weeks’ availability on a rolling basis, with new dates added daily.
Under current arrangements you may only visit one Reading Room per day.
You must be a registered reader to book an appointment. To apply for a ticket please click
You may book your appointment up to one working day in advance of your visit (cut off time is 11.00am).
Up to 8 collection items may be ordered per visit.
Orders may not be amended or added to after your booking confirmation.
The details you provide will be used to contact you regarding your order and for contact tracing purposes as required. For information please see our privacy statement on
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