The John Rylands Library Special Collections Reading Room reopens

Following months of improvement works, our newly refurbished Special Collections Reading Room has now reopened.

The renovated Reading Room, on the fourth floor of The John Rylands Library, features a fully redesigned workspace, improved security and enhanced care of our precious collections.

Readers can now benefit from newly-installed lockers within the reception area for storing belongings, chairs adapted for enhanced reader comfort and changes to the reception desk and exterior to reduce the noise from other areas of the building.

The works also mean that we’ve been able to increase the capacity of the Reading Room from 22 to 26 study spaces.

More details about how you can access the Reading Room can be found on the Library website. We look forward to welcoming you.