The Easter weekend is a 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.
If we receive your order after 22:00 BST on Thursday 18 April, we won’t start processing it until we reopen on Tuesday 23 April at 08:00 BST. This includes orders with 2-hour and 24-hour delivery speeds. Any 2-hour or 24-hour orders that we receive after 22:00 on 18 April will be timed from 08:00 on 23 April.
The British Library’s Reading Room in Boston Spa will also be closed on Friday 19 April and Monday 22 April, reopening at 09.00 on Tuesday 23 April.
Key times and dates:
All Document Supply services will be closed on the following dates
• All Document Supply services will be closed from Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
• The Boston Spa Reading Room will close at 16.30, as normal, on Thursday 18 April
• Customer Services will close at 18.30 on Thursday 18 April reopening on Tuesday 23 April at 08.30.