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.
  • 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

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