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Opening Hours

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

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

Access on bank holidays is restricted to holders of King's ID cards.

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

Easter Weekend

Franklin-Wilkins Library, the Maughan Library, New Hunt's House Library and Weston Education Centre will remain open for 24 hour access over this weekend. 

A limited enquiry service will be available at the Franklin-Wilkins Library and the Maughan Library on:

  • Good Friday: Friday 14th April 2017
  • Easter Monday: Monday 17th April 2017

New Hunt's House Library and Weston Education Centre will be open for self-service and reference use only on these days.

St Thomas' House Library will be closed all weekend. All other libraries will operate a standard weekend service on Saturday and Sunday. 

May Bank Holidays

Franklin-Wilkins Library, the Maughan Library, New Hunt's House Library and Weston Education Centre will remain open for 24 hour access on these days. 

A limited enquiry service will be available at the Franklin-Wilkins Library and the Maughan Library on:

  • Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 1 May 2017
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 29 May 2017

New Hunt's House Library and the Weston Education Centre will be open for self-service and reference use only on these days.

All other libraries will be closed


Tuesday 3 January - Monday 29 May 2017

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

 

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library

08:30–20:30

08:30–20:30

 

The Maughan Library

Open 24 Hours

08:30–20:30

 

The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room

09:30–17:30

09:30–17:30

 

New Hunt's House Library

Open 24 Hours

08:30–20:30

 

St Thomas' House Library

Open 24 Hours

09:30–17:30

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

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

 Click here for visitor information

Franklin-Wilkins Library

Open 24 Hours

10:00–18:00

 

 

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 Maughan Library building will be closed between 8.00am and 10.00am on Saturday 1st April 2017 for essential maintenance works

The Michael Howard Archives Reading Room

Closed

Closed

 

New Hunt's House Library

Open 24 Hours

10:00–18:00

 

 

St Thomas' House Library

24-hour computer room open; main 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 throughout the weekend

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. 

 

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