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 Dates 2017  
9th January - 12th April 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
13th April (Maundy Thursday) 09:45 – 17:15  
14th April - 17th April CLOSED  
18th April (Easter Tuesday) 09:45 – 17:15  
19th April - 29th April 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
1st May (May day) 09:45 – 17:15  
2nd May - 27th May 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
29th May (Spring Bank Holiday) CLOSED  
30th May - 3rd June 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
Summer Vacation Hours  
5th June - 25th August 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15
26th August - 17th August (Summer Bank Holiday) CLOSED  
29th August - 23rd September 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15