Keeping everyone safe

A person in a gallery looking at a manuscript

In line with the latest guidance you must now wear a face covering in all areas of the Library, unless you’re exempt.

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You must wear a face covering at all times, even when seated at your desk in our public spaces or Reading Rooms. 

We’re regularly cleaning all our spaces and you can find out more about all our safety measures.  

If you feel unwell or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t come to the Library. You can reschedule your booked visit by emailing

Thank you for being considerate of others and helping us to keep everyone safe. 

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