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5 October 2010

Read in the Paul Hamlyn Library

The British Museum's Paul Hamlyn Library is a collection of 50,000 books and journals, aimed to allow visitors to find out more information about the Museum's collection, and the various cultures represented in the main collections.

Whilst it's current position is not quite as exciting as the Main British Library Reading Room once used by Marx, Lenin, Gandhi, Kipling and George Orwell, the current space in which it operates, just off Room 2 in the Museum, was home to an earlier library where Robert Browning, Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin conducted their studies.

The library operates as a purely reference library, and books are not available on loan. They are, however, available to everyone to read within the room, and for photocopying, during opening hours.

For more, see http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/libraries_and_archives.aspx

1 comment:

  1. Sadly, as of 13 August 2011 the Paul Hamlyn Library will be permanently closed.