We are developing our facilities for people with disabilities. Readers are advised to telephone or email us in advance, so that any special arrangements that are necessary may be made.
The Newspapers Reading Room is situated on the first floor of the building. Readers with mobility impairments are escorted in a lift to the Reading Room by our Security Reception staff.
There is a small car park and Readers with disabilities may reserve parking spaces in advance of their visit.
An induction loop is in operation at the entrance lobby to the Library and in the main Reading Room at the Enquiry desks for the benefit of hearing-aid users.
Toilet facilities for readers with disabilities are available on the Ground Floor adjacent to the Readers’ Lounge.
Reader who need help carrying items to and from their desks should inform staff at the Newspaper Supply Desk.
Reader Passes can be issued to a helper or friend who is assisting a reader with disabilities to carry out research. The usual registration requirements apply to helpers.
The British Library
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7353
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7379