Food and Drink

Food may not be taken into the Reading Rooms under any circumstances, however drink bottles with secure tops are permitted.  


Neither smoking nor the use of electronic cigarettes or vapour devices is permitted anywhere in the Library building.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones should be turned off or switched to mute before being taken into either of the Reading Rooms.


Laptop computers may be used in the Reading Rooms except for the designated laptop-free desk at the far end of the Bracken Library.

Those wishing to use a laptop must comply with the following conditions: