Information for Researchers
Researchers wishing to use the resources of the Old Library must contact us in advance, outlining their academic and research credentials and their need to consult specific items in our historic collections. Researchers of Old Library material are usually accommodated in the Pepys Library.
In usual circumstances, arrangements are made for readers to work from 10-1pm and 2-5pm, Monday-Friday, on dates when the Pepys Library is open. Currently, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, we are only able to provide appointments on a strictly limited basis on Mondays and Thursdays from the 29th April 2021. These and future appointment dates will be kept under review in consideration of the current circumstances. There will also be additional social distancing and hygeine procedures in place for research appointments.
The guidelines for researchers, which are necessary to consult prior to making an appointment, can be downloaded below.