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We welcome researchers who wish to use the Collections for their projects. Please refer to the specific collection’s web pages for appointment details. 

There is a readers’ room which is open Monday to Friday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm (excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year).

Reader registration

New readers must fill out a registration form. This is valid for one year, after which time registration must be renewed by completing a new form.
New readers (and readers renewing their registration) must provide documents for both photographic proof of identity and proof of permanent address from the following list: 
•Driving licence 
•Bank or credit card
•National ID card 
•Utility bill *
•Bank/building society statement *
•Credit card statement *
•National ID card with address 
•Driving license with address 
•Council tax bill/council rent book
* no older than four months
Original documents are required - not copies, faxes or printouts.
Letters of introduction
Students (undergraduate and postgraduate) are asked to supply a letter of introduction from a tutor or advisor, in addition to the documents above.