Changes to opening times and disruption to services

Web maintenance at the British Library

Opening times at our St Pancras will be slightly amended on days affected by the planned transport strikes.

Published date:

We’re aiming to keep all our services open on these days, but some services will be limited or close earlier than usual due to staffing issues. We will update you with any further changes.

Our adjusted opening hours are as follows:

Wednesday 1 February                10.00 – 19.00

Friday 3 February                         10.00 – 18.00

Delivery updates

We’re continuing vital work to improve our mechanical book handling system, which will put parts of it out of action.

During this period there will be timed collection deliveries to the Reading Rooms in St Pancras and some manual movement of collection items.

This may result in some potential delays to orders so please check My Reading Room Requests before setting off to the Library to make sure any items have arrived. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.