Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Major changes for readers at British Library Boston Spa facility

The British Library has announced a series of major changes concerning access to its newspapers collections at the new Boston Spa facility in Yorkshire. There are changes both concerning how to register to gain access to the collections (the system is being brought into line with that in St Pancras in London), and also for the ordering process itself. After September 10th it will not be possible to enter the Reading Room without a Reader Pass, and it will also no longer be possible to place a manual order for collection items. All orders will need to be made 48 hours in advance of a visit using the site's catalogue.

For the full details on the new procedures, visit http://www.bl.uk/notices/boston_spa_readingroom.html

(With thanks to Jacki Depelle via email)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And please consider purchasing the great new version of Caledonia by The Libations at 79p via www.caledonia2014.com - all profits go to help fund Scottish foodbanks

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