Item Loan

The National Library of Wales lends items from its collections to temporary exhibitions in the UK and overseas, but mostly to galleries and museums within Wales.

Applications for loans must normally be made at least 6 months before the opening date of the exhibition. All loan requests are considered providing that the borrowing venue can meet the conditions outlined in the Conditions of Loan Agreement. The Library makes every effort to lend, apart from where the availability, condition or security of the object, prevent us from doing so.

We will not charge an administration fee for loans within the UK, but borrowers are expected to pay for any preparatory costs (including conservation & packing) and transport costs.

If you would like further information on our loans procedure, please contact:


Exhibition Officer

The National Library of Wales


SY23 3BU

Tel: 01970 632 800

Email: exhibitions(at)

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