Welcome to the NLI Reader Registration application
Anyone over 16 years of age who wishes to use NLI collections should apply for a reader's ticket.
A reader's ticket is valid for three years.
A reader's ticket is required to gain access to all NLI Reading Rooms including the Family History Room.
If you already hold a reader's ticket but wish to renew it please contact
If your ticket expired before January 2020 you will need to apply online for a new ticket as data protection (GDPR) obligations do not permit us to hold personal information before that date.
Your ticket application will be completed in person on production of valid photographic ID.
The Ticket Office opening hours are Mon-Fri, 10:30am – 12:30pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm and Tuesday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
If you didn't get a confirmation please ensure that your mail client allows mail from firstname.lastname@example.org and use the form below to send the confirmation email again.
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