Information for Researchers
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the Pepys Library is strictly limited to those making research appointments. The Pepys Library is closed to all other visitors. Research enquiries are welcomed via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researchers wishing to use the resources of the Pepys Library must contact the library in advance, outlining their academic and research credentials and their need to consult specific items in our historic collections.
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. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are only able to provide appointments on a limited basis on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Library will enter its Christmas closure period from 20 December to 2 January. Appointment dates will be kept under review in consideration of the current guidance. There are additional social distancing and hygiene procedures for research appointments.
The guidelines for researchers, which are necessary to consult prior to making an appointment, can be downloaded below.
Information and online resources relating to the Pepys Library can be found on the Catalogues and Research Tools page.
For a more informal look at the collections, take a look at the Magdalene College Libraries blog