Reading Room

Petherick Reading Room

The Petherick Reading Room (next to the Main Reading Room on the Ground floor) provides services to advanced researchers and is used to access special collections such as rare books, sheet music, ephemera and oral history interviews.

In the Petherick Reading Room visitors will also find:

  • facilities for using special collection material
  • audio cassette, CD-ROM reader and compact disc player
  • Sibelius music notation software.

If you are undertaking advanced research or need to make long-term use of the Library’s collections you may apply for a Petherick Reader’s card.

After hours access to material from the Maps, Manuscripts, Pictures and Asian collections may be possible through the Petherick Reading Room by prior arrangement.