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Minibus to British Library Reading Room (Boston Spa)

The University Library provides a free minibus service to the British Library at Boston Spa for our staff and students.

There is one trip per week on alternate Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year.

The pickup point is the corner in front of the Information Centre, at 9.30am (near the postbox). A member of Library still will be there to meet you. For the return journey, the minibus leaves the Reading Room at approximately 4.15pm.

All seats must be pre-booked no later than one week before your visit.

Please read the following information, then click Begin Registration and follow the instructions to book a seat on the minibus.

Registration for a Reader Pass

You don't need to pre-book a study space, but you must have registered and been issued with a British Library Reader Pass (a photo-pass) to use the Boston Spa Reading Room.

Registration must be done in person on your first visit. British Library staff will arrange this with you when you arrive.

Please ensure that the correct ID is brought. Full details of what we need you to bring with you can be found here: https://www.bl.uk/help/what-documentation-to-bring-to-register-as-a-reader

Renewing a Reader Pass

If you already hold a British Library Reader Pass but it has expired, you will also need to renew this in person on your first visit.

Pre-ordering physical material to use in the Reading Room

If you have a current Reader Pass, please order the physical material you require yourself using Explore the British Library. This should be done no later than 48 hours before your visit.

However, if you do not have a Reader Pass, or you need to renew your Reader Pass, please email the details of the items you require to infodir-ilds@york.ac.uk after you have booked your Minibus seat, so that we can order them on your behalf. Please do this no later than one week before your trip, to allow staff time to make the material available. Please include full titles and location shelfmarks if possible. There is a daily limit of 10 items. You can find details of the items by searching Explore the British Library

You do not need to pre-order any electronic material.

You can find more information about the Reading Room on our webpages.

Keeping everyone safe

Please note that we ask you to wear a face-covering both in the minibus, and in the British Library, unless you are exempt. Further information on the British Library's guidance can be found here: https://www.bl.uk/visit/keeping-everyone-safe

Friday, February 4, 2022 Show more dates
09:30 - 16:15
Car park Information Centre
Registrations are fully booked!