28 February 2022 UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that the Central Lift is now working as normal. 

We are sorry that the Central Lift is currently out of order for the next few weeks. This is while we await the delivery of a replacement part.

For step-free access to Floor 1 (main Reading Room, Writers’ Room and Sackler Study, via the Art Room gallery), the Mezzanine and Floor 2 Literature, members can use the lift in TS Eliot House (via the Art Room, to the right).

Unfortunately, there is no step-free access to the Library’s accessible toilets during this time.

Should you need any help retrieving items, accessing the collection or using our postal loans service, please speak to staff in the Issue Hall or get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (020) 7766 4743. 

We will keep members updated through our website and newsletter. Please check the latest information before you come to the Library.

Our apologies for the inconvenience caused.