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Reader Registration

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 and gives readers access to all our collections.
  • If you already hold a reader's ticket but wish to renew it please contact for details.
    If your ticket expired before January 2017 you will need to apply online for a new ticket.
    We are not permitted to hold personal information from before that date, due to our data protection (GDPR) obligations.
  • A reader's ticket is required to gain access to the Reading Rooms.
  • Your ticket application will be completed in person on production of a valid photographic ID.
  • The ticket office opening hours are Mon-Fri, 10:30 – 12:30
    Please note we prioritise readers wishing to use NLI material only.

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