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Re-opening of the Old Palace Library

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The Old Palace Library and Archives will re-open on 18th May for appointment ONLY visits with no walk-in access. Booking requests for these appointments can be made via our online form HERE. Further information about the re-opening can be found below.

Please note opening arrangements are subject to change at any time in accordance with changes to national or local Covid-19 restrictions or government advice, or in the event of local operational issues.

Essential information

Appointments: key information

Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
Morning session: 2 hours between 10:00 and 12:15.
Afternoon session: 2 hours between 13:45 and 16:00.

For the health and safety of staff and visitors, we are introducing:

We will be offering:

*Non-University library members will be able to arrange returns and loan collection by email.

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