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.

 

Special Collections

The Reading Room opens 30 minutes later on weekdays, and closes 15 minutes earlier, than the rest of the Library.

On Saturdays, the Reading Room opens at the same time as the rest of the Library, but it closes between 13:00 and 14:00, and closes 15 minutes earlier at the end of the day.

 

Operating hours for the Library

For returning books, an out of hours book returns box is available on the ground floor of Senate House next to the reception desk.

Date Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday
Term Dates 2019-20  
23 September - 14 December 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
16 December - 20 December 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15
21 December - 1 January CLOSED  
2 January - 5 January 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15
6 January - 8 April 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
       
9 April & 14 April (Maundy Thursday & Easter Tuesday) 09.45 – 17.15  
10 April - 13 April (Good Friday - Easter Monday) CLOSED  
15 April - 7 May 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
8 May (May day) 09:45 – 17:15    
9 May - 23 May 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
25 May (Spring Bank Holiday) CLOSED    
26 May - 30 May 09:00 – 20:45 09:00 – 18:15 09:45 – 17:15
       
Summer Vacation Hours  
1 June - 28 August 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15

29 August -31 August (Summer Bank Holiday)

CLOSED

 

1 September - 26 September 09:00 – 17:45 09:00 – 17:45 09:45 – 17:15