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The Chester Beatty Library Reading Room


Access to material from the collections

Requests for access to material from the Collections must be sent to the appropriate curator at least one month in advance. It is not possible to consult material without an appointment. For curator contact details, please consult the Contacts page.

Download Access to the Collections form HERE


Reference material

The Reading Room holds a collection of reference material relating to the Collections, particularly in the following subject areas, which researchers are welcome to consult by appointment. An online catalogue of the reference collection is available HERE.
East Asian art 
The history of Writing 
Illuminated manuscripts 
Islamic art 
Prints and printmaking. 

Reading Room Contact

Tel: (+3531) 4070757
Contact Enquiry Form