Christmas delivery times to the St Pancras Reading Roooms

Rare Books and Music Reading Room in the British Library

Delivery times, for offsite items, are extended over Christmas.

Published date:

Offsite material has a usual delivery time of 48 hours or 48+ hours, but delivery times will be extended for any offsite items requested to the St Pancras Reading Rooms between 21 December 2017 and 2 January 2018.

Use the table below to work out when offsite items will be available. Please note in particular the delivery schedule for offsite items requested on 21, 22, 23, 29, 30 and 31 December.  

Offsite items requested on

Will be delivered on

18 December

20 December

19 December

21 December

20 December

22 December

21 December

28 December

22 December

29 December

23 December

29 December

24 December

29 December

25 December

2 January

26 December

2 January

27 December

2 January

28 December

2 January

29 December

3 January

30 December

3 January

31 December

3 January

1 January

4 January

2 January

4 January

3 January

5 January

Offsite items requested before 21 December should be available on the date required.

Material stored onsite is not affected, but if you select a delivery date on which the Library is closed, the calendar will default to the next available date.

Normal service will resume on 4 January 2018.

You can track the status of your requests with My Reading Room Request.