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Opening hours for the Easter period, 2020

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During the period between terms 2 and 3 most libraries will be open as per normal term time hours. Please see below for changes and exceptions during the Easter period.

Bartlett Library
  • Saturday 4th April: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 5th April: CLOSED
  • Monday 6th - Tuesday 7th April: 09:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday 8th April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED

Please note:

The UCL Bartlett Library opens at 10:00 on the first Thursday of each month.
Cruciform Hub

From Saturday 28th March:

Study areas, computer workrooms and self-service

  • 24 hour opening (holders of UCL Library Cards only when Library Desk unstaffed)

Library Desk

  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00 
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Easter weekend:

  • Wednesday 8th April: 24 hour opening (Library Desk 09:00 - 17:00)
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: 24 hour opening (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
  • Wednesday 8th April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED

From Wednesday 15th April normal opening resumes:

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

Please note:

The Action on Hearing Loss Library is open to the public for reference access.
Eastman Dental Institute Library

Eastman Dental Library Services are now run from the Cruciform Hub.

Graduate Hub

Open 24 hours every day.

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library
  • Wednesday 8th April: 09:00 - 17:00   
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED

From Wednesday 15th April normal opening resumes:

  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

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 28th March: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 29th March: CLOSED
  • Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April: 09:30 - 21:00
  • Saturday 4th April: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 5th April: CLOSED
  • Monday 6th April - Tuesday 7th April: 09:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 8th April: 09:30 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 15th April - Friday 17th April: 09:30 - 21:00
  • Saturday 18th April : 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 19th April: CLOSED
  • Monday 20th April - Friday 24th April: 09:30 - 21:00
  • Saturday 25th April: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 26th April: 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

Exam Period Extended Opening Hours (Saturday 28th March to Friday 5th June):

  • IOE Library will remain open except Saturday night (21:00 - 11:00) and Sunday night (21:00 - 08:30) when we will close.

Easter vacation (Wednesday 8 April 17:00 - Wednesday 15 April 09:00):

  • Service desks will be closed, but the IOE Library will remain open as per the hours above for the Exam Period Extended Opening Hours 
  • Access to the IOE Library will be for holders of UCL Library cards only

Archive & Special Collections Reading Room

  • Easter Vacation: CLOSED
Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library
  • Wednesday 8th April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9th April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 10th April - Monday 13th April: CLOSED

From Tuesday 14th April normal opening hours resume:

  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday & Sunday: 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
  • Wednesday 8th April: 08:30 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9th - Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED

From Wednesday 15th April normal opening resumes:

  • Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 20:00
  • Friday: 08:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday: CLOSED
The Joint Library of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Wednesday 8th April open until 21:00
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: 09:00 - 13:00 for existing library members only (self-service borrowing and returning machine available)

From Wednesday 15th April normal opening resumes:

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
  • Wednesday 8th April: 09:15 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED

From Wednesday 15th April normal opening resumes:

  • Monday - Thursday: 09:15 - 20:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 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

From Saturday 28th March:

Study areas, computer workrooms and self-service

  • 24 hour opening

Help Point

  • Monday - Thursday: 09:30 - 20:45
  • Friday: 10:00 – 20:45
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 17:45
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Easter weekend

  • Wednesday 8th April: 24 hour opening (Help Point 09:30 - 17:00)
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: 24 hour opening (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
  • Wednesday 8th April 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED
School of Pharmacy Library
  • Saturday 28th  - Sunday 29th March: CLOSED
  • Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th April: CLOSED
  • Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9th - Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th April: CLOSED
  • Monday 20th - Friday 24th April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th April: 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

Reading rooms

Open 24/7

Self-service

Open 24/7

Staffed services

  • Wednesday 8th April: Help Desk open until 17:00
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: No staffed services 

From Wednesday 15th April normal Help Desk hours resume:

  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday: CLOSED
Science Library

From Saturday 28th March:

Study areas, computer workrooms and self-service

24 hour opening

Help Point

  • Monday - Thursday: 09:30 - 20:45
  • Friday: 10:00 – 20:45
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 17:45
  • Sunday: Closed

Easter weekend

  • Wednesday 8th April: 24 hour opening (Help Point 09:30 - 17:00)
  • Thursday 9th April - Tuesday 14th April: 24 hour opening (Help Point closed)
Senate House Hub
  • Wednesday 8th April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9th April – Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED

From Wednesday 15th April normal opening resumes:

  • Monday - Thursday: 09:00 - 21:00
  • Friday: 09:00 - 18:30
  • Saturday: 09:45 - 17:30
  • Sunday: CLOSED
Special Collections
  • Thursday 9th April – Tuesday 14th April: CLOSED

From Wednesday 15th April normal opening hours apply:

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

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.