Our Reading Room is open to the public with restricted services. For more information about the impact of Covid-19 on the Library’s services, go to our Covid-19 Update.
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.
World of the Book exhibition space
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.