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Before your visit

Before your visit

We are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm – 5pm each day for pre-booked research appointments.

Please be aware that we are closed on Bank holidays and for the period between Christmas and New Year.

We recommend you search our catalogues before your visit, and you are welcome to send us a document request form listing the items you want to see.

Some of our collections may be closed or require additional permissions before access can be granted. For this reason we ask for information on your proposed research topic so that we may guide you appropriately.

Read our full access policy.

Booking request

You can book a research desk up to four months in advance of your visit. Check the dates and make a reservation online.

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There are several ways you can find out if we have the documents you need to look at.

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