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In March we introduced a ban on all Food and Drink in the Reading Room.

Your choice of mouseWe have now relaxed the ban on drinks. You can now bring in drinks to the Reading Room, but only ones with lids.

The ban on all types of food is still fully in effect as we continue to have an issue with mice. Pest Control have advised us, once again, that it is only when all sources of food have been removed that the mice issue will be successfully resolved.

We greatly appreciate the co-operation of everyone who makes use of the Reading Room in complying with this ban, and not attempting to sneak in any food, no matter how small, which will prolong the current pest problem.

Thank you.

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Today, 1st October, marks the start of the new BMA Membership Subscription Year. It also marks the reset of the balance of the very generous annual printing allowance that is available to all BMA members who visit our Reading Room. Each member is provided with £75 worth of free printing for each subscription year. This equates to 1,500 pages of black and white printing!

Over the summer we have added two great new features to our printing facilities:

New Colour PrinterNew Colour Printer, including A3 printing
We have added a colour printer to our Reading Room so that members can now print in colour directly. The charge for colour printing is 18 pence per A4 page. This is deducted straight from your free printing allowance.

This new printer also has an A3 paper tray. The cost for printing an A3 colour page is 36 pence. Again, this amount is deducted straight from your free printing allowance.


Print via Email, directly from your own device
Print via Email
We have also now added the ability to print directly from your own laptops, tablets and smart phones by emailing the documents that you want printed straight to your print queue. For full details of how this great new service works please see the staff at the Enquiry Desk.


Please use the Comments box below to give us any feedback you have about our printing facilities or, if you prefer, you can send us an email: bma-library@bma.org.uk.

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Over the summer we have added 28 new study spaces to our Reading Room.

Two new oval tablesFor starters, there are two new oval tables just behind the Enquiry Desk. Each one has eight study spaces: four with PCs, and four without for those who prefer to use their own laptop/tablet.

First new set of carrel study desksNext up is a set of six carrel study desks, three with PCs and three without. This set of desks also marks the start of our silent study area for users who want to study in silence, away from the noise of the printers.

Second new set of carrel study desksLast, but by no means least, we have a further set of six carrel study desks, this time with a PC on each one. These desks are also located in our silent study area.

This increases the number of study spaces in our Reading Room to a new grand total of 64!

We hope that these additional study spaces will help us to successfully meet the increasing demand that we are experiencing at various times throughout the year.

Please do send us any feedback that you have about the new study desks by using the Comments box below or by sending an email to bma-library@bma.org.uk.

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