New Face Covering Requirements in the Library

Following the government’s recent announcement of new Covid restrictions, DCMS have confirmed that face covering restrictions in venues such as libraries will come into effect on Friday 10 December.

From 10am on 10 December, therefore, it will be a requirement for anyone visiting the Library – unless they are exempt from face covering restrictions - to wear a face covering in all areas of the Library, both when seated at desks and when moving around the Library building. While the restrictions are in force, we will no longer be able to offer mask-free working spaces in some of our reading rooms and members are asked to retain face coverings at all times when using these areas. Face coverings will also be a requirement in the 6th floor members’ area but may be temporarily removed during the consumption of food and drink.

A supply of face masks is available at Reception for those who need one.

Find out more about our Covid arrangements here.