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Opening Hours

Please see our Library Alerts page for any changes to the advertised opening hours.

Opening hours for upcoming Public and Bank Holidays can be found further down the page.

Restrictions for Visitors

Admittance under the University of London access schemes will be restricted to entrance before 20:30 Monday to Friday and 18:00 Saturday and Sunday (with the exception of bank holidays and university closure days, when there is no admittance). This will also include re-admittance, so if you need to leave the building, you will need to re-enter before 20:30 Monday to Friday and 18:00 Saturday and Sunday. You may be asked to leave after 20:30. Details of the scheme can be found at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/library/visiting/joining/unilondon.aspx

If you have a branded King's ID card, there will be no restrictions placed on admittance.

If you are a KCL student or staff member, or a member of one of our affiliated NHS Trusts, and you have forgotten your King's ID, please speak to the Security Team about a day pass if you require admittance after 20:30 Monday to Friday or after 18:00 Saturday and Sunday.

If you are a member of one of our affiliated NHS Trusts and you are in the process of joining the library, please speak to the Security Team about a day pass if you require admittance after 20:30. You will need to show your NHS Trust ID card. 

If you are a current holder of an old style white visitor ticket, there will be no restrictions placed on admittance. 

If you are a holder of any branded King's SCONUL ID card, there will be no restrictions placed on admittance. Please consult our Other Higher Education Institutions Joining the Library page for more information. 

If you would like to update either your white visitor ticket or your pink SCONUL ID card, please contact librarymembership@kcl.ac.uk

For detail on how to join the library, or apply for a renewal, please visit our Joining the Library page.



Saturday 18 June - Sunday 31 July

Between the dates above, we will be offering Library Access and Enquiry Services during the following hours: 

Opening hours for all Library Services sites between Saturday 18 June and Sunday 31 July
Monday - FridayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceExceptions

Foyle Special Collections Library

09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Click here for visitor information
Franklin-Wilkins Library 08:30 - 01:00 08:30 - 20:30  
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library 08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  
The Maughan Library 08:30 - 01:00 08:30 - 20:30  
The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room 09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Closed occasionally for teaching, click here for details
New Hunt's House Library Open 24 Hours 08:30 - 20:30  
St Thomas' House Library 08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 17:30  
Weston Education Centre

08:30 - 01:00

08:30 - 20:30 Computer Room B and NHS Computer Room can be accessed 24 hours a day by members with appropriate access
Wills Library Open 24 Hours n/a Silent study space only, unstaffed, access for King's ID card holders only
Saturday - SundayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceExceptions

Foyle Special Collections Library

Closed Closed  
Franklin-Wilkins Library 10:00 - 01:00 10:00 - 18:00  
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00  
The Maughan Library 10:00 - 01:00 10:00 - 18:00  
The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room Closed Closed  
New Hunt's House Library Open 24 Hours 10:00 - 18:00 Building closed for essential maintenance: Saturday 16 July 07.00-18.00 and Sunday 17 July 07.00-18.00. The library will reopen at 18.00 on both days.
St Thomas' House Library Closed Closed  
Weston Education Centre 10:00 - 01:00 10:00 - 18:00 Computer Room B and NHS Computer Room can be accessed 24 hours a day by members with appropriate access
Wills Library Open 24 Hours n/a Silent study space only, unstaffed, access for King's ID card holders only

Please note: Library Services begins to shut down 15 minutes before closing. When the libraries are closed, books can still be returned via drop boxes. For more information, please see the Borrowing, Returning & Renewing webpage. 

There are a number of student computing rooms located outside some of the libraries, some of which are available 24/7 all year round. Please refer to the Student Computing Locations webpage for more information. 

 


Monday 01 August - Sunday 07 August

Between the dates above, we will be offering Library Access and Enquiry Services during the following hours: 

Opening hours for all Library Services sites between Monday 01 August and Sunday 07 August
Monday - FridayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceExceptions

Foyle Special Collections Library

09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Click here for visitor information
Franklin-Wilkins Library 08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library 08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  
The Maughan Library 08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  
The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room 09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Closed occasionally for teaching, click here for details
New Hunt's House Library Open 24 Hours 08:30 - 20:30  
St Thomas' House Library 09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30  
Weston Education Centre

08:30 - 20:30

08:30 - 20:30 Computer Room B and NHS Computer Room can be accessed 24 hours a day by members with appropriate access
Wills Library Open 24 Hours n/a Silent study space only, unstaffed, access for King's ID card holders only
Saturday - SundayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceExceptions

Foyle Special Collections Library

Closed Closed  
Franklin-Wilkins Library 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00  
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00  
The Maughan Library 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00  
The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room Closed Closed  
New Hunt's House Library Open 24 Hours 10:00 - 18:00  
St Thomas' House Library Closed Closed  
Weston Education Centre 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00 Computer Room B and NHS Computer Room can be accessed 24 hours a day by members with appropriate access
Wills Library Open 24 Hours n/a Silent study space only, unstaffed, access for King's ID card holders only

Please note: Library Services begins to shut down 15 minutes before closing. When the libraries are closed, books can still be returned via drop boxes. For more information, please see the Borrowing, Returning & Renewing webpage. 

There are a number of student computing rooms located outside some of the libraries, some of which are available 24/7 all year round. Please refer to the Student Computing Locations webpage for more information. 

 


Monday 08 August - Sunday 25 September

Between the dates above, we will be offering Library Access and Enquiry Services during the following hours: 

Opening hours for all Library Services sites between Monday 08 August and Sunday 25 September
Monday - FridayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceExceptions

Foyle Special Collections Library

09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Click here for visitor information
Franklin-Wilkins Library 08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library 08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  
The Maughan Library 08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  
The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room 09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Closed occasionally for teaching, click here for details
New Hunt's House Library 08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  
St Thomas' House Library 09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30  
Weston Education Centre

08:30 - 20:30

08:30 - 20:30 Computer Room B and NHS Computer Room can be accessed 24 hours a day by members with appropriate access
Wills Library Open 24 Hours n/a Silent study space only, unstaffed, access for King's ID card holders only
Saturday - SundayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceExceptions

Foyle Special Collections Library

Closed Closed  
Franklin-Wilkins Library 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00  
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00  
The Maughan Library 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00  
The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room Closed Closed  
New Hunt's House Library 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00  
St Thomas' House Library Closed Closed  
Weston Education Centre 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00 Computer Room B and NHS Computer Room can be accessed 24 hours a day by members with appropriate access
Wills Library Open 24 Hours n/a Silent study space only, unstaffed, access for King's ID card holders only

Please note: Library Services begins to shut down 15 minutes before closing. When the libraries are closed, books can still be returned via drop boxes. For more information, please see the Borrowing, Returning & Renewing webpage. 

There are a number of student computing rooms located outside some of the libraries, some of which are available 24/7 all year round. Please refer to the Student Computing Locations webpage for more information. 

 



 

Summer Bank Holiday (Monday 29 August)

On the dates above, we will be offering Library Access and Enquiry Services to holders of branded King's ID cards only during the following hours: 

Opening hours for all Library Services sites for public and bank holidays
 Public and Bank Holidays Library Access Enquiry Service
Foyle Special Collections Library Closed  Closed
Franklin-Wilkins Library 10:00 - 18:00 Closed
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library Closed Closed
The Maughan Library 10:00 - 18:00 Closed
The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room Closed Closed
New Hunt's House Library 10:00 - 18:00 Closed
St Thomas' House Library Closed Closed
Weston Education Centre 10:00 - 18:00 Closed
Wills Library   Open 24 Hours  n/a

  



 

 

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