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Collections requiring approval prior to the issue of a Pass

Access to the following collections is by appointment only:

  • Sound Archive
  • Print Room (Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections)
  • Philatelic Collections

In addition, certain manuscripts, including most illuminated manuscripts, are not normally made available without a written recommendation received and acknowledged by a Manuscripts curator.

Applicants should contact the appropriate department before registering for a Reader Pass.

Contact:

Sound Archive: Listening and Viewing Service
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7418
Email: listening@bl.uk

Print Room (Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7856/7327/7663
Email: apac-prints@bl.uk

Philatelic Collections
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7635
Email: philatelic@bl.uk

Manuscript Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7513
Email: mss@bl.uk

Further information

Reader Registration
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7676
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7794

E-mail: Reader-Registration@bl.uk