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Coronavirus notice

Our Reading Rooms and galleries will be closed from Thursday 5 November.

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We’re closing our public spaces to keep everyone safe, but we’re always open online.

Pola Oloixarac and Imaobong Umoren win the 2021 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award

Both win £20,000 and a year’s residency at the British Library.