It is possible to borrow items from the Sparrows’ Nest. Whether or not that is possible will be decided on a case by case basis. The decision is simply based on how difficult it would be to replace the item should you decide to make a run for it.

Most books are thus available to take home for a period of up to four weeks. We will take your name and contact details when you take the item home. You can renew by email for another four weeks if you need to do so.

You are responsible to bring the materials back to us. If you do not bring items back to us and ignore our reminders, you are stopping others from accessing the materials, forcing us to spend money to replace the stuff.

Given that the vast majority of the archival materials, as well as most of the journals, pamphlets, zines, etc. are no longer in print and thus rare or even unique, you cannot borrow these items. We are however happy to digitise them and will add them to the Digital Library for you to enjoy them at home.