Possible delays to your Reading Room requests

Web maintenance at the British Library

We’re continuing vital work to improve our mechanical book handling system, which will put parts of it out of action from Monday 8 August to early November.

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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.