Due to major building activity some of our collections are temporarily unavailable. This means that some requests for deliveries of Library material to the Reading Rooms will not be fulfilled. Please check the catalogue carefully to find out if your selection is impacted.  Learn more

People using the main reading room at the Library

Our reading rooms offer a comfortable and modern space for you to research and study. You can request and use collection material, access the internet for free, use our copying facilities, and browse the reference shelves.

Before you visit our reading rooms we appreciate that you read our Code of Conduct, which helps us maintain a peaceful environment and protect our collection.

Make the most of your research time by familiarising yourself with our opening hours, collection delivery service, and collection delivery times, as these vary between reading rooms and collections.