We can’t wait to welcome you back.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 MemberThe 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.
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.