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About the Library


 K1Y0231Bishopsgate Institute is open to everyone. We operate a free public space for private study (the Library), and a Special Collections and Archives Researchers Area where our unique and nationally renowned collections can be consulted. 

To find out more about our Special Collections and Archives, please see our collection pages and read the Accessing the Special Collections and Archives page. 

As well as providing a space for independent, quiet study, our Library space is stocked with  daily newspapers and current affairs periodicals and magazines. Personal devices and laptops can be used with our free WIFI access. Drinks are permitted in the Library, but food must be consumed elsewhere. 

Both the Library and the Special Collections and Archives Researchers Area are wheelchair accessible. Assistance dogs are welcome. 

For more information on our Special Collections and Archives collecting policies, please see the documents below.