Guidance for users

Books in the library may be consulted upon request. The following rules must be followed:

1) Consultation of the books can only take place on the premises; it is not a lending library

2) Readers must have a letter of recommendation from an academic institution or publisher and will be asked to hand over valid ID before access to books is given

3) No more than 2 books can be consulted at one time

4) Permission from the Director must be given prior to consulting books published before 1900

5) It is not possible to photocopy books published before 1950 and photocopying of more recent books is at the discretion of museum staff who will do the photocopying. It is not possible to photocopy entire books

6) Pencil only may be used

7) It is ESSENTIAL that you contact us in advance or email ( to arrange your first visit