Help us improve our Reading Rooms

Readers at desks in the Humanities 1 Reading Room

We'd love to hear from you

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The British Library is conducting research into how easy it is for our Readers to locate items in our online catalogues and access such material. We’ll be talking with and observing Readers over several days from April onwards in our Reading Rooms at St Pancras, with each one-to-one observation lasting no more than 45 minutes.

If you are interested in helping, we would love to hear from you! 

To participate, please send an email to, stating the below:

- Your name

- Your preferred contact number

- How familiar you are with finding and ordering items. Please note, you don't have to be a regular user, as we're hoping to see how we can improve our services for all Readers

- Which Reading Room(s) you are most likely to use

- What dates/times might suit you to talk to us