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Joining and Using the Library

A guide to visiting, finding library collections, using the photocopiers and printing, and how to contact us

Contact and Opening hours

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8936

Opening hours, March 2020


On Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 March we will be open from 10.00-16.00 


The Library, Photographic Collection and Archive will all close at 4pm on Thursday 19 March. It is not yet clear when we will re-open. Please check this website for further updates.

Opening hours  
Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 8.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Summer opening hours (August & September only)  
Monday to Friday only 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Holiday closure dates 2019/2020

The Library and Institute will be closed at the following times:

Easter: Thursday 9 April - Tuesday 14 April 2020 inclusive

Early May Bank Holiday: Friday 8 May - Saturday 9 May 2020 inclusive

Spring Bank Holiday: Saturday 23 May - Monday 25 May 2020 inclusive

August Bank Holiday: Monday 31 August 2020