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Registering for a Reader Pass

Anyone can apply for a Reader Pass, but due to pressure on our services we cannot guarantee admission.

Our registration staff will have an introductory discussion with you about your need to use our collections. Staff may suggest other, more appropriate libraries or sources for your research.

You should note that:

Once registered you will be given a Reader Pass. Passes are valid for a period of between one month and three years, depending on your needs and are issued subject to the Library's Conditions of Use.

Readers with disabilities who may need additional support should contact us.

To proceed, choose one of the following:

Contact

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