Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 6.00pm - extended to 8.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in term time only
Saturday: 10.00am - 4.30pm.  (There is no Saturday opening in August)

Term dates 2022-2023

Autumn term: 26th September - 16th December
Spring term: 9th January - 24th March
Summer term: 24th April - 9th June

29 November 2022
The Library will be closed all day on the 29th of November 2022 for the University of London's Foundation Day.

Christmas Closure 2022-2023
The Library will close at 5pm on the Friday 23rd December and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January

Easter closing 2023: The library will be closed on Thursday 6th - Tuesday 11th April and will re-open on Wednesday 12th April

May Bank Holidays 2023: The library will be closed on Monday 1st May, Saturday 27th - Monday 29th May

We hope to keep the library open, but opening hours may be subject to change at short notice due to changing government regulations, or if staff are required to self-isolate. We advise you to check this page before each visit.

Visiting the library: The library will be open Monday to Friday, 9.30am-6pm, - extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 8.00pm in term time only and Saturday 10am-4.30pm. For more information on our covid-safe arrangements and what to expect during your visit, please see the page Using the Library Safely.

Postal loans: Please email iclass.enquiries@london.ac.uk with any requests for loans, and we will send those out to you. Please be aware that due to social distancing requirements it may take us a little longer to process requests than normal. The normal rules for postal loans will apply.

We are also offering a scanning service for members. Please email iclass.enquiries@london.ac.uk with any requests. Please also be aware that we will need to comply with copyright restrictions for all scans, and will ask you to complete a copyright declaration in every case. The usual costs for scanning (5p per page for an electronic copy, 10p per page printed) will apply.

Click and collect loans: We continue to offer our click and collect loans service. If you are coming in to use the click and collect service, please collect your items from the library desk. The click and collect service will operate Monday to Saturday in line with library opening hours.

If you would like to request any books to collect, please email the library at iclass.enquiries@london.ac.uk at least two working days before collection. We will let you know when the books are ready, and ask you to confirm on which day you will be collecting them. When collecting the books, you will need to show your library card at the collection point, and will then be given the books. 

Returns: Books can be returned to us by post.  We have a blue returns box outside the library entrance if you wish to return books when the library is closed. 

Please do not come in if you are feeling unwell.