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Boston Spa Reading Room

In our Boston Spa Reading Room you can view over 7,000,000 items from our Research Collection. This Reading Room can be found at the Library's site on the Thorp Arch Trading Estate near Wetherby, West Yorkshire. 

Reader FAQs

These FAQs can help new readers make the best use of their time in the Boston Spa Reading Room.

Using the Boston Spa Reading Room

What you need to know before you visit and once you've arrived


Information for readers with disabilities

Condition of Use

Readers are required to accept our conditions of use

How to order items

Most items are in store and have to be ordered

Listening to sound recordings

Access to the Sound Archive via SoundServer

Copy services

We have self service copying facilities and an assisted copy service.

PDF files

The links below are to Adobe PDF files. Accessibility solutions and free Reader software are available from Adobe.