In line with Government guidance and the increasing relaxation of preventative measures around covid, we are updating arrangements at the Library.

From Monday 28 March, it will no longer be mandatory for members to wear masks when entering, moving around, or being seated in the Library. It is however the government’s guidance that masks are worn in crowded and enclosed spaces, and we would encourage you to follow that advice. We would also ask you to wear a mask during interactions with members of staff. A supply of face masks will remain available at Reception.

Distancing will be removed between all desks in the Library and The Writers’ Room, Sackler Study, and Reading Room will be reset to their normal configurations. 14 distanced desks can still be found in the Art Reading Room and members can make use of individual desks around the Library and within the stacks, which are placed a good distance from one another. For help finding these, please do ask a member of staff. While desk signs will be removed, hand sanitiser will remain available by shared equipment and at key touch points around the Library.

We ask that members please do not come to the Library if they have tested positive or are showing symptoms for covid.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in keeping everyone at the Library safe.