The Reading Room is open with a limited service. You will need to book your place before visiting. The Library will be closed on the Bank holiday, 31 May.
Admission to the Library is free, and families are welcome.
There are free activities in some of our Exhibitions and special events are held during school holidays.
The Library has a lovely café. It serves homemade sandwiches, jacket potatoes, soups and main meals etc at lunchtime, and has a mouthwatering selection of cakes for your day out treat. It also offers an array of cold and hot drinks.
Children's portions are available for a reasonable price.
It is split into two seating areas, one with dining tables and chairs, the other with sofas and armchairs with coffee tables.
The café is located on the ground floor with easy access for buggies. High chairs are also provided.
There are toilets with baby changing facilities on the ground floor.