Digital collections access restrictions

Catalogues and collections

This page explains why not all of the Library’s digital collections are available offsite.

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Wherever possible we try and make as many digital collections as possible available to users both at the Library and via our website. However, this isn’t always possible.

In certain cases there may be rights and restrictions as well as commercial limitations on the access we can provide.

To guide you we have marked on our Digital Collections page which collections are only accessible in our Reading Rooms or with a subscription fee.

If you would like to access a digital collection in the Reading Rooms you will first need to get a Reader Pass.