Our Sound Archive's collections are accessible in the Boston Spa Reading Room through Sound and Moving Image, the British Library’s digitised multimedia service (onsite access only).
Sound and Moving Image provides instant access to a growing collection of sound and video recordings, including our most frequently requested items. The service is self-operated but, as it is only available on one computer terminal in the Reading Room, we recommend that you contact us to make a reservation.
If you wish to view sleeve notes and artwork, or to access selected recordings not yet added to Sound and Moving Image, please contact us.
If a recording is on compact disc, it can be added to Sound and Moving Image upon request within 5 working days (other formats such as LP or tape may take longer to prepare) after which readers may listen to their chosen recordings via a specially prepared SoundServer Playlist.
Listening requests and enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7418 (Listening and Viewing Service)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7676 (Enquiry Service)
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7441