Archives and manuscripts

The Special Collections Reading Room is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-3.45pm only via advance booking.

Order special collections & archives and book your study space slot in the Special Collections reading room by sending an email.

Or, schedule an online meeting to discuss your archive related questions.

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Archives and manuscripts

The Special Collections Reading Room is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-3.45pm only via advance booking.

Order special collections & archives and book your study space slot in the Special Collections reading room by sending an email.

Or, schedule an online meeting to discuss your archive related questions.

Free Access to Archives and Manuscripts

The Special Collections Reading Room is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-2.45pm only via advance booking.

Order special collections & archives and book your study space slot in the Special Collections reading room by sending an email.

In addition to our regular memberships we offer a free day ticket for researchers accessing  archives and manuscripts. This ticket is not valid for accessing other areas or resources within the Library. Proof of address and photo ID will be required. Once at the Library, please visit the Membership Desk on the 4th floor of Senate House.