Monday–Friday: 12 pm–5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm–3 pm
Special Collections Reading Room
Monday–Friday 12 pm–4 pm. Please note that you need to book a seat in advance.
Digital services (chat and email)
Monday−Friday 9 am−4 pm
Monday−Friday 10 am−4 pm
Limited opening hours during May–June
Ascension Day May 13: Closed
Friday May 14: 12 pm–5 pm Please note that the Special Collections Reading Room and Newspaper Support are closed. Requests for materials from our closed shelves will not be processed.
Whitsun eve May 22: 12 pm–3 pm
Whit Sunday May 23: Closed
National Day June 6: Closed
Midsummer–Midsummer Day June 25–26: Closed
The library is open weekdays 12 noon to 4 pm from June 7 through August 15. The same times apply to the Special Collections Reading Room. The chat is closed during this period, but we answer emails and phone calls when the library is open.