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



Monday 26 September - Thursday 22 December 2016

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

Monday - FridayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceExceptions

Foyle Special Collections Library

09:30–17:00 09:30–17:00 Click here for visitor information
Franklin-Wilkins Library Open 24 Hours 08:30–20:30 Enquiry Services finish at 16:00 on Thursday 22 December
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library 08:30–20:30 08:30–20:30 Enquiry Services finish at 16:00 on Thursday 22 December
The Maughan Library Open 24 Hours 08:30–20:30 Enquiry Services finish at 16:00 on Thursday 22 December
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 Enquiry Services finish at 16:00 on Thursday 22 December
St Thomas' House Library 09:30–17:30 09:30–17:30

Enquiry Services finish at 16:00 on Thursday 22 December

24-hour room accessible to KCL students, KCL staff and NHS Trust staff only

Accessed through the library between 09:30 and 17:30

KCL ID card required to gain access using out-of-hours entrance between 17:30 and 09:30

Weston Education Centre

Open 24 Hours

08:30–20:30

Enquiry Services finish at 16:00 on Thursday 22 December

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

Accessible to KCL students, KCL staff and NHS Trust staff only

KCL ID card required to gain access

Saturday - SundayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceExceptions

Foyle Special Collections Library

Closed Closed  
Franklin-Wilkins Library Open 24 Hours 10:00–18:00

Franklin-Wilkins building will close at 07.00 on Saturday 26 November and reopen at 17.00 due to essential planned maintenance works.

Franklin-Wilkins building will close at 07.00 on Sunday 27 November and reopen at 17.00 due to essential planned maintenance works.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library 10:00–18:00 10:00–18:00  
The Maughan Library Open 24 Hours 10:00–18:00  
The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room Closed Closed  
New Hunt's House Library Open 24 Hours 10:00–18:00

New Hunt's House will close at 07.00 on Saturday 19 November and reopen at 17.00 on Sunday 20 November due to essential planned maintenance works.

St Thomas' House Library Closed Closed

24-hour room accessible to KCL students, KCL staff and NHS Trust staff only

KCL ID card required to gain access using out-of-hours entrance

Weston Education Centre Open 24 Hours 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

Accessible to KCL students, KCL staff and NHS Trust staff only

KCL ID card required to gain access

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. 

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

Friday 23 December - Monday 2 January 2017

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

Monday - SundayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceExceptions

Foyle Special Collections Library

Closed

Closed

Click here for visitor information

Franklin-Wilkins Library

Open 24 Hours

Closed

24th December – Closes at 18:00

25th December – Closed all day

26th December – Opens at 08:30 then back into 24/7

31st December – Closes at 18:00

1st January – Closed all day

2nd January – Opens at 08:30 – then back to normal extended hours programme.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library

Closed

Closed

 

The Maughan Library

Open 24 Hours

Closed

24th December – Closes at 18:00

25th December – Closed all day

26th December – Opens at 08:30 then back into 24/7

31st December – Closes at 18:00

1st January – Closed all day

2nd January – Opens at 08:30 – then back to normal extended hours programme.

The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room

Closed

Closed

Closed occasionally for teaching, click here for details

New Hunt's House Library

Open 24 Hours

Closed

24th December – Closes at 18:00

25th December – Closed all day

26th December – Opens at 08:30 then back into 24/7

31st December – Closes at 18:00

1st January – Closed all day

2nd January – Opens at 08:30 – then back to normal extended hours programme.

St Thomas' House Library Closed Closed

24-hour room accessible to KCL students, KCL staff and NHS Trust staff only

Accessed through the library between 09:30 and 17:30

KCL ID card required to gain access using out-of-hours entrance between 17:30 and 09:30

Weston Education Centre

Open 24 Hours

Closed

24th December – Closes at 18:00

25th December – Closed all day

26th December – Opens at 08:30 then back into 24/7

31st December – Closes at 18:00

1st January – Closed all day

2nd January – Opens at 08:30 – then back to normal extended hours programme.

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

Accessible to KCL students, KCL staff and NHS Trust staff only

KCL ID card required to gain access

 

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