A print onto a glass wall that shows suffrage campaigners dressed as prisoners marching along a street.

Access archives and special collections

We are currently unable to provide a Reading Room service.

We will resume the service as soon as we are able to do so

Access to the Reading Room

Due to the current situation with coronavirus, the Reading Room is closed at this time. We are currently reviewing our services and how we might be able to provide access to our collections in the future.

We'll be updating our Coronavirus and Library services web page with further information as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can explore our online collections and contact us with any further issues.  


Search our collections

Even though we can't provide you with access to our archives and special collections, you can still search them:

Contact  us if you need assistance identifying material relevant to your research.

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