Disruption to catalogue & other services from 2 to 3 July 2022. Read the full news item. 

Requesting offsite material

We are pleased to share the news that a large number of manuscripts from the Library's collections that have been held offsite for many years are being moved back to the Library permanently. This means that readers will be able to access these manuscript collections on the same day as requested, and not have to wait until 4 pm the following day as they do currently.

The relocation of manuscripts will commence tomorrow, Tuesday 24 May, and is expected to be completed by mid-July 2022. 

During the relocation period there may be some delays with retrieving offsite manuscript requests, and readers are encouraged to request material up to three days before they intend to use it.

While we know this presents a temporary inconvenience, improving overall services for readers remains our priority.

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