The Reading Room is open throughout the year to anyone who would like to consult the library collections of women’s writing, free of charge.
The main collection focuses on women’s literature in English during the period 1600-1830, including rare early editions and some unique books. The collection can be explored using our online catalogue.
More information about using the Reading Rooms can be found in the Information for Readers sheet [PDF, 70KB].
Reader’s Application Form
Please complete the following Library Visit Enquiry Form if you are interested in reading at Chawton House.
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are compulsory.