John Ruskin, View from Bonneville (detail)

Reading Room

The Ruskin is closed to the public during the building renovation. During this time, we are unable to accept Reader requests to visit the building. Digital access to material is facilitated where possible.

Everyone is welcome as a Reader at The Ruskin.

When you have identified items you wish to see in the catalogue please complete the form below, including the items you would like to see and your preferred appointment date, giving at least 7 working days notice. We will contact you to confirm availability.

The Reading Room Regulations explain our services, what you should expect when you arrive, and how to handle items from the Collection.

Reading Room Appointments

To request an appointment to consult items in the Reading Room, please fill out the form below and click Submit.

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