You can now use our free lockers to store personal items when visiting the Library. Located in the refurbished area on Lower Ground Floor 1, visitors can use the lockers to cloak items not allowed in the reading rooms and galleries, including:

  • Bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. Refer to signs for a visual guide.
  • Food and drinks. Pure water in a bottle with a tightly secured lid may be brought into the Main Reading Room and Petherick Reading Room, but not in the Special Collections Reading Room and galleries.
  • Any items that may harm the collection
  • Overcoats and umbrellas

From 10 August 2015, the existing cloak room on the ground floor will no longer be available.

Lockers are cleared daily after the Library closes.