Reading Rooms Opening Times

In order to protect our users and ensure that the collection is kept secure, please note that unless you are a Reader, ReaderPLUS member or resident, the only entry permitted to the Reading Rooms is on a Glimpse. Glimpses take place at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm seven days a week and last around 15 minutes. Further information can be found here.

Day Readers:

9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday

ReaderPLUS and Residents: 

Daily access from 9am - 10pm 

(Please note that from 1st May 2017, only the Theology Room is open past 5pm)

Services and Charges

We offer a range of services from self-service photocopying to remote research services. The following list details the charges we make for each.

Photocopies (self-service)   
A4 (b&w) 10p  
A3 (b&w)   20p
Photocopies (staffed service)  
A4 (b&w) 25p (minimum charge £1.00 per order)
A3 (b&w) 50p (minimum charge £1.00 per order)

For postal requests, the minimum charge for copies plus postage is £5.00 for up to 10 sheets, and 50p for each subsequent sheet. Please note that all copying is subject to UK copyright law.

Scanned articles/chapters (PDF)    £5.00 for 20 pages or part thereof
Scanned images (JPEG/TIFF/PDF)  £5.00 for 1st item and 50p for each subsequent image
Scanning of microfilm, outsized images (larger than A3), etc  Charges as above + research fee (see below) as applicable.




Replacement Card (including postage) 




Photography from items in the Collection is permitted, subject to the usual copyright and preservation restrictions. Photography permits may be purchased from the Library Enquiry Desk.








In a book or periodical £25 per item
Online (blog, website, etc) £50 per item
TV/Online broadcast £75 per item
Please note that the Glynne-Gladstone MSS collection is privately owned and copyright restrictions apply. Written permission must be sought before any reproduction takes place. Please contact the Library for details.




Gladstone’s Library welcomes enquiries concerning the collection. We aim to respond to initial enquiries within 3 working days, and for this there is no charge. However, if your enquiry is very detailed and likely to take more than 30 minutes to answer, a research fee is applicable. Should you decide to proceed, this is charged at £15 per hour or part thereof for enquiries of over 30 minutes, up to a maximum of 3 hours. We regret that Gladstone’s Library is not able to undertake research projects on behalf of users, and recommend that you engage the services of a professional researcher, if you are not able to visit the Library in person.

Reading Room Regulations

Click here to view our Late Night Working Regulations.

Click here to view the Reading Room Regulations.





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