You are warmly invited to a tour of the British Library’s northern site, Boston Spa.
Date: Wed 26th August 2015
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Cost: Free to all
The Boston Spa site is the British Library’s hub for inter-library lending and document supply, stores hundreds of kilometres of items in low-oxygen, robot-operated, mind-bendingly huge warehouses, has state-of-the-art digitisation and digital imaging facilities, provides access to three centuries’ worth of UK national and regional newspapers, and is only slightly less visually appealing than its southern counterpart.
More about the Boston Spa site on the British Library blog
For those doing Chartership/Certification, this visit will support the following PKSB areas:
6.3 Storage of collections
7.4 Legal deposit
Wider organisation and environmental context
How to get there
The Boston Spa site is roughly 30 minutes drive from Harrogate, Leeds or York; 1 hour from Bradford, Sheffield, Huddersfield or Middlesbrough; 1.5 hours from Hull or Scarborough.
Parking is free for visitors, but car registration number must be provided in advance.
Address for SatNav: The British Library, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 7BQ
Bus numbers 770 and 771 depart every 30 minutes from Harrogate and Leeds, and stop at Walton Corner, roughly 15 minutes walk from the British Library.
Timetable available on West Yorkshire Metro website.
Transport information and site plan on British Library website.
Key locations for travel by car and bus on Google Maps.