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 2018-19  
24 September - 15 December 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
17 December - 21 December 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15
22 December - 1 January CLOSED  
2 January - 5 January 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15
7 January - 17 April 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
       

18 April (Maundy Thursday)

09:45 – 17:15  
19 April - 22 April (Easter) CLOSED  
23 April (Easter Tuesday) 09:45 – 17:15  
24 April - 4 May 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
6 May (May day) 09:45 – 17:15    
7 May - 25 May 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
27 May (Spring Bank Holiday) CLOSED    
28 May - 1 June 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
       
Summer Vacation Hours  
3 June - 23 August 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15

24 August -26 August (Summer Bank Holiday)

CLOSED  
27 August - 21 September 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15