How to obtain a Reader's Ticket

  • Anyone over 16 years of age may apply for a reader's ticket. Tickets are valid for a period of 3 years and give readers access to all our collections.

  • Please bear in mind that in order to gain a full reader's ticket you must bring with you 2 proofs of identity, one of them showing your current address. 

  • Visitors under 16 years of age can apply to visit some areas of our Reading Rooms under certain restrictions.

Online registration

  • You can register online to start the process of becoming a reader before your visit. This will make it easier and quicker when you visit us in person.   

  • You will receive your membership details which you can use straight away to order material from our Full Catalogue in advance of your visit.

  • Becoming an online member may also provide you with access to the Library's External Resources.

Renewing your Reader's Ticket

  • You can renew your full reader's ticket by visiting the Library. 
  • Staff in Reception will update your details, take your photograph, and provide you with a new ticket. Please bring your old ticket with you, together with proof of your current address, if this has changed since your previous ticket was issued. 

  • At present, you will have to register again when your online ticket expires, and receive a new ticket number.

Christmas 2014 and
New Year 2015

The Library will close on Tuesday 23 December, at 6pm, and re-open on Friday 2 January, at 9.30am.

A merry Christmas to everyone

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