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Using the Boston Spa Reading Room

We want to provide visitors to our Reading Rooms with a pleasant research environment, but we also have a duty to protect our collection. 

Please note: Major changes have been introduced for Readers using the Boston Spa Reading Room. The changes affect how you gain access to the Reading Room and use our collections.

What you need to do when you arrive

  • Leave your bags and coats in the lockers provided
  • Present your Reader Pass to the staff in the Reading Room
  • Do not bring food or drink in to the Reading Room; catering facilities are available in the staff restaurant and reception area
  • Only bring pencils in to the Reading Room; you cannot use pens.

Our Conditions of Use give full details of the conditions you will need to observe when using our Reading Room.