Responding to a changing Coronavirus situation - December 2021 Update

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Booking an appointment to visit our reading room


We are welcoming bookings to our reading room, with a slightly reduced capacity of three research appointments on any one day.

Reducing our capacity allows us to maintain a level of footfall and appropriate ventilation measures that work with the spaces in our historic building and ensure comfort for our visitors and staff.


Please note that we may ask you to book a maximum of two days in any two week period to ensure all those requiring appointments are able to access our reading room. 


Please email us to book your visit at, including details of the archive and/or library materials you would like to access during your visit. Our full catalogue can be accessed here.



If you would like to discuss holding a 6th Form study-group session for up to 6 participants, please contact us on :




We accept bookings for our Main Hall on weekdays for up to 15 people per meeting. This includes use of the Main Hall and access to toilets. We do not have a cafe but can arrange limited refreshments by arrangement for an additional fee.

Please email with your booking request.


Plans for wider reopening and online resources


We will keep you informed of progress towards wider re-opening of our activities as soon as we can and we look forward to seeing you onsite soon. If you are not already a member, please consider joining the Marx Memorial Library today and supporting our work for as little as £15 per year. You can join the Library here


During 2020-2021 we have been busy engaging hundreds of you in our online education programme of lectures, courses and events. If you've not already explored our online activities and events we encourage you to take a look at our forthcoming courses, events, exhibitions and online tours, or visit our online shop


You can also sign up for our free e-newsletter and follow us on social media for the latest news: 


Twitter: @MarxLibrary


Instagram: @marxmemoriallibrary 


Marx Memorial Library Team

08 December 2021