Reader session: Getting started with Rare Books (19th century)

, 14.00–15.30 FREE
Book cover Concise Guide to London 1885
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This introductory session, for Readers with a current Reader Pass, is aimed at those who are new to accessing the Library's collection of 19th century western printed books. During the session we will:

  • explain about the resources and services that are available in the Rare Books and Music Reading Room
  • discuss the main online and printed catalogues for identifying 19th century printed books held at the Library
  • provide a demonstration of how to search some of these catalogues and order books
  • outline some of the main electronic databases and reference sources that can help with researching 19th century books and ephemera.

To find out more please email us at ReferenceServicesTraining@bl.uk or speak to a member of staff at the Rare Books and Music Reference Desk.

Please note that our Reader sessions are held within our Reading Rooms, so you will need a current Reader Pass. If you wish to attend you should get, or renew, a Reader Pass.

Details

When: , 14.00–15.30
Length: One and a half hours
Group size:

Up to 12 Readers per session

Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: British Library St Pancras
Enquiries: ReferenceServicesTraining@bl.uk
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