Evening-Time Closure of Reading Rooms. Please note that, from 24 November to 23 December inclusive, the main reading room and manuscript reading room will close at 5pm every weekday evening. There will be a 3.30pm delivery instead of a 4pm delivery in the afternoons Mon-Fri and there will be no 6.30pm delivery during these dates. If you have used the Online Order Form previously, please press control + F5 in the Collection Time field when ordering to see the amended order times.
Christmas 2014 Opening Hours. All NLI reading rooms will be closed on Wednesday, 24 December to Thursday, 1 January 2015 inclusive.
A maximum of 5 printed items (for example, books, journal issues, or microfilm reels) and 3 manuscript items or 3 rare books, can be ordered for each order cut-off time. If more than 5 printed items or 3 manuscript items are requested, the additional material will be reserved for subsequent order times.
As some items can only be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room, or by appointment in the Prints & Drawings Department and NPA Reading Room, it is essential that you check the location of the material in the catalogue record under View In before your visit to the Library.
Certain items are also stored offsite and this is indicated by Offsite (Special Access) under View In in the catalogue record. These items must be requested before 2pm on Wednesday for delivery to the Main Reading Room on Friday.