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You must register for a Reader's Ticket in order to request items from the Main Catalogue to view in the Library.

Users are encouraged to order material beforehand whenever possible. Due to conservation requirements, some items must be requested a specific period of time before your visit. You can find further details below.

General items

We aim to deliver items within the hour. The latest time to order items to be viewed on the same day Monday to Friday is 16:15.

Non-Catalogue items

Non-Catalogue items can take up to 24 hours to be delivered.


The Library doesn't deliver items on Saturdays, therefore, all items must be ordered by 16:15 on the previous Thursday.

National Screen and Sound Archive

Items can take up to 72 hours to be delivered.  

ITV archive

Items can take up to 15 days to be delivered.