Some items listed in the Newspaper catalogue may not be immediately available for consultation in the Reading Rooms.
Collection availability in the Newspaper Reading Room
The principal reason why some items may not be immediately available for consultation are:
- Items in poor condition
Some items cannot be delivered to our Reading Room because they are in a very fragile condition. These items are awaiting conservation treatment or preservation through microfilming.
- Material stored off site
Some items are stored off site and need to be ordered 48 hours in advance of a visit to the Library. This includes items with shelfmarks beginning F.misc and any items in the F.2000 range of shelfmarks
- Current material
Most of our newspapers have to be either bound, boxed, or microfilmed before they are made available to readers, so most titles are not available completely up to date.
Readers are strongly advised to contact us for up-to-date information on availability of items before making a visit.
The British Library
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7353
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7379