Cuts to BFI library service

The following notice was sent to BFI library members on 12 April 2011:

Go to a copy of this message on the BFI website

Dear Library Member

Please be aware that from the week beginning 18th April 2011, the Reading Room of the BFI National Library will close at 5.30pm on Tuesday evenings. All late opening will be suspended during the summer holiday period, starting in July and resuming again in early September.

Additionally, there will be a one week closure during August so that essential planning activities can take place. Further specific details of these changes to the Library schedule will be communicated to Library Members shortly.

The next year will be an exciting and challenging one for the BFI National Library and we will be spending a lot of time looking at all aspects of our operations, including our opening hours and services. We really appreciate your cooperation and understanding at this time of transition and wish to reassure you that we will work hard to minimise any inconvenience to you. We look forward to seeing you in the Reading Room very soon.

Best wishes

The BFI National Library Team

Sent by BFI, 21 Stephen Street, London W1T 1LN

Sight and Sound letter about the BFI library

A letter about the future of the BFI library and research viewing services, together with a reply from cultural programme director Heather Stewart, has appeared in the March 2011 issue of Sight and Sound.

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