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Cloakroom and lockers

Before entering any of the St Pancras Reading Rooms you must leave outer coats and bags at the cloakroom or in a locker.

Use of the cloakroom is currently free. You will need a £1 deposit to use a locker. Lockers must be emptied at the end of each day.

You will find the cloakroom and the locker room on the Lower Ground floor. These can be accessed via a lift, ramp or stairs.

View the policy for the use of the lockers and cloakroom.

Please also note that we are changing our luggage policy from 1 February 2011

View the new policy.

If you have items you wish to carry into the Reading Rooms, clear plastic bags are provided. (A maximum of two per reader; one for papers and one for a laptop). See our Conditions of Use for full details of personal possessions allowed in our Reading Rooms.

If you have a mobility impairment or think you may have difficulty carrying items using a plastic bag, please contact the Disability Support Officer.


Disability Support Officer
The British Library
St Pancras
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1937 546060


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