The Jerwood Centre Reading Room is now open to researchers by prior appointment. Researchers wishing to use original material are requested to provide an outline of their study, provide the names of two referees, and complete an application form confirming agreement to follow the Reading Room rules of behaviour. Enquiries and applications should in the first instance be made to the curator, Jeff Cowton (015394) 35544 or via our contact form.

The costs of staffing the Jerwood Centre for researchers and other users of the building, and of maintaining the sophisticated environmental and security equipment for the benefit of our Collection, are only partially funded. A donation from you will help us to raise the additional funds needed to continue to care for our Collection and provide access to the widest possible audience. By donating to the Collection Fund, you are playing your own role in preserving the Trust as 'a living memorial for the eternal possession of those who love English poetry all over the world.'

The Jerwood Centre will further establish Grasmere as the global centre for Wordsworth studies and for the study of British Romanticism in general.

For more information on how you can help, please contact Hannah Stratton, Individual Giving Officer, on (015394) 35544 or complete the contact form.