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Monday, 15 August, 2022

The great majority of Rare Books material can now be requested online through the iDiscover interface.

If you are a registered member of the Library, this services enables you to request items in advance of your visit, from your home or workplace. 

Discover step-by-step guidance on requesting a Rare books online and collecting it in the Rare Books Reading Room.


We're delighted to offer this new service to our registered readers and hope that it will enable you to have a more flexible approach to your work. 

Interested to know more? Read this fantastic blog post by our Special Collections team that gives an insight into the planning and work that lies behind the little blue 'request' button.