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Availability - Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

Special Collections & Archives Reading Room & Microfilm

Use this system to make a request to use the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room for in-person access to view pre-ordered rare books and archival material or the Microfilm/Microfiche Reader.

In order to meet the high demand for appointments:

  • A maximum of four slots may be booked per person, per week.
  • Appointments must be requested a minimum of three days in advance in order to provide the team with adequate time to prepare the material for your appointment.

Select the Next Available button below to see the soonest time available you can book.

To view Special Collections & Archives rare books and archival material, select Special Collections & Archives Reading Room Seat 1 or Special Collections & Archives Reading Room Seat 2.

To view microfiche/microfilm material, select Special Collections & Archives Microfilm Reader. If you are interested in viewing microfilm or microfiche material from Sydney Jones Library holdings, please contact prior to submitting a booking request, in order to ensure that the material may be delivered to Special Collections and Archives.

Your appointment remains provisional until approved by the team, when you will receive an email notification whether your request is successful or not.

The Reading Room is not available for general study space.

Please read the full Terms & Conditions before making a booking. You will need to confirm on the booking form that you have read, understand and accept these.

Please note:

Once you have selected a slot in the availability calendar below, it will be held for you and unavailable to other users for 10 minutes.

If you change your mind, please remove any unwanted slots using the rubbish bin icon.

Do not refresh the page to remove unwanted slots. This will not remove your choice and the slot will then remain unavailable to you and other users for 10 minutes.

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