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Royal Festival Hall
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What is the Poetry Library?

* The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain
* It is the major library for modern and contemporary poetry funded by the Arts Council England
* Poetry is available in many formats: books, pamphlets, audio cassette, cd, video for reference and loan; magazines, press cuttings, photographs, posters and postcards for reference. Work available via the World Wide Web is also accessible at the Poetry Library
* The Poetry Library is the home of, the new and growing full-text database for UK poetry magazines of the 20th and 21st centuries
* There are comprehensive education and children's sections
* The Poetry Library promotes the reading of poetry for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds through its education programme and events


* The library contains 90,000 items and is growing all the time
* We acquire two copies of each book and audio title, one for reference and one for loan
* We aim to stock all poetry titles published in the UK with a representation of work from other countries including work in parallel text and English translation

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* Closed to the public until June 2007, click here for services offered in the meantime


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