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.