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Manuscripts Reading Room

Opening hours:

Temporarily closed

KBR opening hours:
On Monday 19 december KBR will close at 4 pm.

The Reading Room of the Manuscript Department is located on Level -2.


Covid-19: adapted service

  • All collections have to be consulted in the General reading room.
  • Seat reservation is required.
  • Please reserve your documents 2 working days in advance (reference works too).


How to consult documents

If you want to consult the manuscripts or printed works that are held in store, please fill in the request form in the online catalogue. Works are issued at regular times:

  • 9.30 a.m.
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • 11.30 a.m.
  • 12.30 p.m.
  • 2.30 p.m.
  • 3.30 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.

No more than three works will be issued at once.

You must have the permission of the Head of the Department if you want to consult any of the precious manuscripts. The list of codices in this category is available in the reading room. Please submit a request to consult these manuscripts in advance via email or ask a staff member.


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