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Accessing manuscripts and archives and obtaining a Letter of introduction or recommendation
Manual of analogue audio restoration techniques
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What you need to know about copying British Library collections in our Reading Rooms
You can now take photos of our collection items yourself in British Library Reading Rooms
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Frequently asked questions for the joint course packs and reading lists service from the British Library and the CLA
How to locate items in our largest single manuscript collection
Details of Arabic manuscripts are to be found in a number of catalogues
How to access medieval and early modern European documentary collections
There are several catalogues for our Chinese material
A guide on finding British patents from the period 1617-1899