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Our current opening hours (term 3)

Current on-site services

Most of our libraries are open for UCL students and staff and NHS members. Please check opening hours here, and see our Service Updates for the latest changes and more detail about current services.

Before your visit

Please remember that for all open sites study spaces need to be booked in advance.

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1-19 Torrington Place

Study spaces, floors 7-10

  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 20:30.
Bartlett Library

Study spaces and Click and collect

  • Monday - Friday: 11:00 - 18:30.
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 17:30.
Bidborough House

Study spaces, levels 1 - 4

  • Monday - Sunday: 09:00 - 20:30.
Cruciform Hub

Study spaces and Click and collect

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 20:30.
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 17:30.
Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library

Closed until further notice

Institute of Archaeology Library

Study spaces and Click and collect

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 17:30.
Institute of Education Library

Study spaces and Click and collect

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:00.

Archive and Special Collections Reading Room

Please see opening times for Special Collections.

Institute of Orthopaedics Library

Study spaces

  • Monday - Tuesday: 12:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday - Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday: 12:00 - 17:00.

Click and collect

  • Monday - Friday: 13:00 - 16:00.
Joint Library of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Study spaces and Click and collect

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:00.

Limited access

Please note, access is for UCL Institute of Ophthalmology students and staff, and library-registered Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS staff only.

Language & Speech Science Library

Click and collect only

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00.
Main Library

Study spaces and Click and collect

  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 20:30.
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 17:30.
Queen Square Library

Study spaces and Click and collect

  • Monday - Tuesday: 10:15 - 12:45 & 14:15 - 16:45.
  • Wednesday: closed.
  • Thursday - Friday: 10:15 - 12:45 & 14:15 - 16:45.

Further details on our opening hours are on the Institute of Neurology website.

Ramsay Hall (New York Block)

Study spaces, first floor - fifth floor

  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 20:30.
Royal Free Hospital Medical Library

Study spaces

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 18:00.

Before you visit

Due to the restrictions in place for visiting the Royal Free Hospital, only staff and medical students working and studying at the Royal Free are permitted to access the Royal Free Hospital Medical Library at present. Please see our access arrangements for further details.

School of Pharmacy Library

Closed until further notice

School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library

Study spaces and Click and collect

  • Monday and Wednesday: 13:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday: 13:00 - 18:30.
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 16:30.
Science Library

Study spaces and Click and collect

  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 20:30.
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 17:30.
Senate House Hub

Study spaces

  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 19:30.

Limited access

Please note, study spaces at Senate House Hub are for UCL postgraduates and staff only.

Special Collections

Special Collections Reading Room (South Junction)

  • Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:00 - 15:00.

Institute of Education Reading Room

  • Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:00 - 15:00.

Reading Room at The National Archives

  • Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 14:50.

Plan your visit

Before visiting our reading rooms you will need to book an appointment. Please see visiting us for more information.

Student Centre

Study spaces

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.