Access to Special Collections

Special Collections is open to all members of the Library. Find out more about Library membership.

Reaserchers using the Archive and Manuscripts who would normally pay to join the Library can access the collections free of charge with an archive readers day ticket.

This must be arranged with at least one day’s notice by supplying the following information: Name, UK address, email and archive or manuscript items to be consulted.

Please contact the Special Collections Reading Room team by phone, or email to request an archive readers day ticket.  Please note that these tickets are available by prior arrangement only.