On Demand operating times for May U.K. public holidays

Boston Spa Reception and Reading Room

There are two U.K. public holidays in May and the operating hours for On Demand will be limited as a result

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Monday 6 May 2019 and Monday 27 May are public holiday in the UK, so the British Library’s site in Boston Spa, Yorkshire will be closed. This includes the processing of British Library On Demand orders from our physical collections and third-party suppliers and our Customer Services team. This closure will be reflected in the dispatch dates estimated by our online ordering interface.

You will still be able to order items from our electronic stores for immediate download.

Monday 6 May 2019

  • Orders received after 02:00 BST on Saturday 4 May will not be processed until re-opening on Tuesday 7 May at 08:00 BST (including 2-hour and 24 hour orders)
  • The Boston Spa Reading Room will be closed on Monday 6 May
  • Customer Services will close at 17.30 on Friday 3 May reopening on Tuesday 7 May at 08.30.

Monday 27 May 2019

  • Orders received after 02:00 BST on Saturday 25 May will not be processed until re-opening on Tuesday 28 May at 08:00 BST (including 2-hour and 24 hour orders)
  • The Boston Spa Reading Room will be closed on Monday 27 May
  • Customer Services will close at 17.30 on Friday 24 May reopening on Tuesday 28 May at 08.30.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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