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Opening hours for the Christmas period, 2019

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Bartlett Library
  • Saturday 14th December: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 15th December: CLOSED
  • Monday 16th December - Thursday 19th December: 09:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 20th December: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
  • Thursday 2nd January - Friday 3rd January: 09:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday 4th January: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 5th January: CLOSED

      Please note:

      The UCL Bartlett Library opens at 10:00 on the first Thursday of each month.
      Cruciform Hub
      • Saturday 14th December: Close at 21:00 (Library Desk 11:00-18:00)
      • Sunday 15th December: 11:00 - 21:00 (Library Desk closed)
      • Monday 16th December: Open from 09:00 (Library Desk 09:00-21:00)
      • Tuesday 17th December - Thursday 19th December: 24 hour opening (Library Desk 09:00-21:00)
      • Friday 20th December: Close at 17:00 (Library Desk 09:00-17:00)
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
      • Thursday 2nd January: Open from 09:00 (Library Desk 09:00-21:00)
      • Friday 3rd January: 24 hour opening (Library Desk 09:00-21:00)
      • Saturday 4th January: Close at  21:00 (Library Desk 11:00-18:00)
      • Sunday 6th January: 11:00 - 21:00 (Library Desk closed)

      Please note:

      Library Desk services open at 10:00 on the first Tuesday of each month.
      Ear Institute & Action On Hearing Loss Library
      • Monday 16th - Thursday 19th December: 09:00 - 17:30
      • Friday 20th December: 09:00 - 17:00
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
      • From Thursday 2nd January normal opening resumes: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:30

      Please note:

      The Action on Hearing Loss Library is open to the public for reference access.
      Graduate Hub

      Open 24 hours every day.

      UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library
      • Friday 20th December: 09:00 - 14:00
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020 : CLOSED

      From Thursday 2nd January normal opening resumes:

      • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00

      Out of hours access

      UCL Great Ormond Institute of Child Health staff and student and Great Ormond Street Hospital staff can access the Library out of hours with their UCL Library card. 
      Institute of Archaeology Library
      • Saturday 14th December: 11:00 - 18:00
      • Sunday 15th December: CLOSED
      • Monday 16th - Thursday 19th December: 09:30 - 21:00
      • Friday 20th December: 09:30 - 17:00
      • Saturday 21st  December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
      • Thursday 2nd January and Friday 3rd January: 09:30 - 21:00
      • Saturday 4th January: 11:00 - 18:00
      • Sunday 5th January: CLOSED

      Please note:

      • Issue Desk services open at 10:00 on the last Friday of each month
      • The 5th floor Institute of Archaeology cluster closes 15 minutes before the library
      Institute of Education Library
      • Friday 20th December - 08:30 - 17:00
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
      • From Thursday 2nd January normal opening resumes

      For the Institute of Education Archive Reading Room please see Special Collections, below.

      Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library
      • Saturday 14th December: CLOSED
      • Sunday 15th December: CLOSED
      • Monday 16th December - Thursday 19th December: 09:00 - 19:00
      • Friday 20th December: 09:00 - 17:00
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
      • Thursday 2nd January - Friday 3rd January: 09:00 - 19:00
      • Saturday 4th January: CLOSED
      • Sunday 5th January: CLOSED

      Arrival time

      Please ensure that you arrive by 18:00 as entry to our building is restricted after 18:00.
      Institute of Orthopaedics Library
      • Monday 16th - Thursday 19th December: 08:30 - 20:00
      • Friday 20th December: 08:30 - 17:00
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
      • Thursday 2nd January: 08:30 - 20:00

      Please note:

      Second floor ramp closure between Friday 29th November – 14th December 2019.

      The Joint Library of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
      • Friday 20th December opens until 21:00
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: 09:00 - 13:00 for existing library members only (self-service borrowing and returning machine available)
      • Issue/Enquiry Desk is closed Saturday 21st December to Wednesday 1st January 2020

      From Thursday 2nd January normal opening hours resume:

      Reading Rooms

      • Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 21:00
      • Saturday - Sunday: 09:00 - 13:00 for existing library members only (self-service borrowing and returning machine available).

      Issue Desk

      • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
      • Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

      Please note:

      If you wish to join the Library you must make your first visit during Issue Desk opening hours. Only existing library members can access the Library outside of Issue Desk opening hours, and members may still borrow or return items using the self-service machine by the entrance. A valid UCL ID card / Moorfields Eye Hospital ID card / UCL Library card must be produced at reception upon arrival.
      Language & Speech Science Library
      • Saturday 14th December: 11:00 - 18:00
      • Sunday 15th December: CLOSED
      • Monday 16th - Thursday 19th December: 09:15 - 20:00
      • Friday 20th December: 10:00 - 17:00
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
      • Thursday 2nd January: 09:15 - 20:00
      • Friday 3rd January: 10:00 - 20:00
      • Saturday 4th January: 11:00 - 18:00
      • Sunday 5th January: CLOSED

      Returns

      When the library is closed, books can be returned via the bookdrop on the ground floor, next to the student pigeonholes.
      Main Library
      • Saturday 14th December: Close at 21:00, Help Point 11:00 - 18:00
      • Sunday 15th December: 11:00 - 21:00, Help Point closed
      • Monday 16th December: Open from 08:45, Help Point 09:30 - 21:00
      • Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th December: 24 hour opening, Help Point 09:30 - 21:00
      • Friday 20th December: Close at 17:00, Help Point 09:30 - 16:45
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
      • Thursday 2nd January: Open from 08:45, Help Point 09:30 - 21:00
      • Friday 3rd January: 24 hour opening, Help Point 09:30 - 21:00
      • Saturday 4th January: Close at 21:00, Help Point 11:00 - 18:00
      • Sunday 5th January: 11:00 - 21:00, Help Point closed
      Qatar Library
      Please see the UCL Qatar Library web page.
      Research Grid, Science Library

      Open when Science Library reading rooms are open.
      Please see Science Library times. Located on 4th floor.

      Royal Free Hospital Medical Library
      • Friday 20th December 09:00 - 17:00
      • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED

      From Thursday 2nd January normal opening resumes.

        School of Pharmacy Library
        • Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th December: CLOSED
        • Monday 16th - Friday 20th December: 09:00 - 17:00
        • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
        • Thursday 2nd - Friday 3rd January: 09:00 - 17:00
        • Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th January: Closed

        Please note:

        After 18:00 on weekdays and during weekends, entry to the School of Pharmacy including the Library is restricted to School of Pharmacy staff and students only with current UCL ID cards.
        School of Slavonic and East European Studies
        • Friday 13th December: Closing at 21:00
        • Saturday 14th December and Sunday 15th December: CLOSED
        • Monday 16th - Thursday 19th December: 10:00 - 19:00
        • Friday 20th December: 10:00 - 17:00
        • Saturday 21st December to Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
        • Thursday 2nd January - Friday 3rd January: 10:00 - 19:00
        • Saturday 4th January and Sunday 5th January: CLOSED
        • Monday 6th - Friday 10th January: 10:00 - 19:00
        • Saturday 11th January and Sunday 12th January: CLOSED
        • Monday 13th January: Term-time hours and 24 hour opening resume
        Science Library
        • Saturday 14th December: Close at 21:00, Help Point 11:00 - 18:00
        • Sunday 15th December: 11:00 - 21:00, Help Point closed
        • Monday 16th December: Open from 08:45, Help Point 09:30 - 21:00
        • Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th December: 24 hour opening, Help Point 09:30 - 21:00
        • Friday 20th December: Close at 17:00, Help Point 09:30 - 16:45
        • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
        • Thursday 2nd January: Open from 08:45, Help Point 09:30 - 21:00
        • Friday 3rd January: 24 hour opening, Help Point 09:30 - 21:00
        • Saturday 4th January: Close at 21:00, Help Point 11:00 - 18:00
        • Sunday 5th January: 11:00 - 21:00, Help Point closed
        Senate House Hub
        • Saturday 14th December: 09:45 - 17:30
        • Sunday 15th December: CLOSED
        • Monday 16th - Thursday 19th December: 09:00 - 21:00
        • Friday 20th December: 09:00 - 17:00
        • Saturday 21st December - Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED
        • Thursday 2nd January: 09:00 - 21:00
        • Friday 3rd January: 09:00 - 18:30
        • Saturday 4th January: 09:45 - 17:30
        • Sunday 5th January: CLOSED
        Special Collections

        Special Collections & Records Office (Wilkins Building, South Junction)

        • Monday 16th – Friday 20th December: Normal opening times (see below)
        • Saturday 21st December – Wednesday 1st January 2020: CLOSED

        Institute of Education Archive Reading Room

        • Saturday 14th – Monday 16th December: CLOSED
        • Tuesday 17th – Wednesday 18th December: 09:30 – 16:00
        • Thursday 20th December – Monday 6th January – CLOSED
        • Tuesday 7th January – return to standard opening hours (Tuesday – Thursday 09:30 - 16:00)

        From Thursday 2nd January* normal opening resumes:

        Reading rooms

        Special Collections & Records Office (Wilkins Building, South Junction)

        • Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:00
        • Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

        Special Collections (Institute of Education, Newsam Library)

        • Tuesday - Thursday: 08:30 - 16:00 
        • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

        *Note: Institute of Education normal opening resumes on Tuesday 7th January.

        UCL Special Collections Reading Room (at The National Archives)

        • Monday: CLOSED
        • Tuesday and Thursday: 09:00 - 19:00
        • Wednesday and Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
        • Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

        Enquiry service

        • Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
        • Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

        Please note:

        It is essential to book in advance to make sure of a reading room place and check that the items requested are available.
        Student Centre

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

        Whittington Health Library

        See local information.