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Masons Yard restricted

We regret that a recent building accident in a property near The London Library has significantly reduced access into Mason’s Yard (which provides the only wheelchair and step-free entrance into the Library). There is currently no vehicle access and with pedestrian access also constrained, wheelchair users and others needing step-free access to the Library may need to consider entering Mason’s Yard via Ormond Yard.

Since the building accident involved the partial collapse of the road, repairs are likely to be lengthy and we expect access to remain disrupted for some time; it may be curtailed altogether during different phases of repair work.

While these problems persist, we would ask that anyone needing step-free access to the Library contacts our Reception first (020 7766 4700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We will be happy to advise on available routes, or on ways that we can help members who are unable to access the Library to obtain books and other information that they need.


John O' Farrell


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