Pre-book your visit to the Members’ Room

A person working in the Members' Room

We can’t wait to welcome you back.

All your visits must be pre-booked. Book now.

We'll be limiting capacity in the Members' Room to keep everyone safe, and you must wear a face covering at all times, unless exempt. All the comforts you're used to will be here, with comfy seating, work desks, Wi-Fi and power sockets available throughout. We’re really looking forward to seeing you. 

Plan your visit

Members' Room opening hours

Monday                        Closed

Tuesday                       10.30 – 18.00

Wednesday                  10.30 – 19.30

Thursday                      10.30 – 19.30

Friday                          10.30 – 18.00

Saturday                      10.30 – 17.00

Sunday                        11.00 – 17.00

  • You will need to pre-book your visit to the Members’ Room. Please note you can only book a slot for yourself
  • Refreshments are available in the Members’ Room
  • For any other questions about your visit, please email members@bl.uk, or our staff will be available in the Members’ Room to help you with any queries.

We’re reopening gradually to keep everyone safe, find out more about how we’re welcoming you to the Library safely.

Become a Member

The British Library Members’ Room was rated as ‘one of the best in London’ by the Evening Standard. Exclusive access to the Members’ Room is one of the many benefits our Members enjoy by supporting the Library and keeping knowledge, arts, research and culture open to everyone. Find out more about the benefits of British Library Membership and become a Member today.

Data Protection and Track & Trace

In addition to collecting contact details as part of our normal booking process, we will also be recording the times that users enter and leave our premises in order to reduce the risk of a local outbreak of coronavirus.

In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care, we will keep these details for 21 days. We will share your contact details with Test and Trace personnel, if asked, in the event of a fellow user or staff member testing positive for coronavirus.

Your data will be kept secure and handled in line with ethical standards and the Data Protection Act at every stage of the process – from its collection and storage by us to its transfer and use by NHS Test and Trace. NHS Test and Trace will handle all data according to the highest ethical and security standards and it will be used only for NHS care, management, evaluation and research.

The Library’s Privacy Policy can be found on our website. 

We’ve been awarded the Industry Standard mark which means we are following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.