The Access Policy for the IHR will be changing in Autumn 2013. Until now, Friendship and Membership have been unified and Friends have had access to the library through their Friends’ subscription. Access to the IHR will now be provided through a new membership scheme, outlined in the table below. The main differences will be:

  • All current overseas university academic staff and postgraduate students will have free access.
  • Friends will no longer have free access to the library included, but can get separate membership. Current Friends will have access until the end of their subscription year.
  • We will no longer offer free short-term visitor access, but there will instead be a daily rate.
  • Proof of residential address will be required before membership can be confirmed.

New IHR membership programme

Membership type Access to the IHR
All current postgraduate students and academic staff free
Undergraduates with an academic recommendation free by arrangement
Research staff of museums, libraries, galleries or similar free by arrangement
Retired academics annual or daily charge*
Commercial or private researcher annual or daily charge*

*The membership rates for 2013/14 will be £45 annual membership, £5 day ticket

See letter from Miles Taylor, IHR Director explaining these changes.

Please contact the IHR library in the first instance with any questions or comments about these changes.