Special Collections Reading Room Regulations

Our Special collections material is unique and particular, and must be used according to our safety regulations.

All material must be ordered at least 2 days prior to your visit.

  • All outer clothes, bags, briefcases and umbrellas must be stowed in special locker cupboards outside the reading room
  • Only pencils are allowed
  • Lap tops are allowed inside
  • Fragile documents must be handled with care using gants. The staff will guide you
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the reading room
  • You may photograph documents if you do not use flash
  • All material must not be taken outside the reading room
  • All material must be submitted to the staff before leaving