Operating hours

30 minutes before closing – The Membership desk is closed. Entry into the Library is only possible with a valid Library card.

15 minutes before closing – Access into the Library is not possible. All floors, services and facilities are closed.

(An out of hours book returns box is available on the ground floor of Senate House next to the reception desk. Please note: Special Collections has different operating hours.)

Date Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday
Term time hours 2016  
26th September 2016 - 17th December 2016 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
Christmas vacation hours 2016      

19th - 23rd December 2016 and 3rd - 7th January 2017

Christmas / New Year closure:
The Library will be
closed between 24th December 2016 - 2nd January 2017

09:00 – 17:45

09:00 – 17:45

09:45 – 17:15

Term time hours 2017      
9th January 2017 - 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15