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The British Library Open Days are designed for first year PhD students who are new to the Library. The days explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services – including navigating our physical and online collections. Students are encouraged to choose the event which is of most interest and relevance to their studies, from the following:

  •  Asian & African Collections: Monday 20 January
  • Music Collections Monday: 27 January
  • The Collections at Boston Spa and beyond: Wednesday 29 January
  • British & European Collections from Antiquity to 1600: Monday 03 February
  • British & European Collections after 1600: Monday 17 February
  • Contemporary Society and Culture Collections: Monday 24 February
  • The Americas Collections: Friday 28 February

The Box Office to book these workshops will open in mid-October, for further information please visit