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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For detail on how to join the library, or apply for a renewal, please visit our Joining the Library page.
Monday 08 August - Sunday 25 September
Between the dates above, we will be offering Library Access and Enquiry Services during the following hours:
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 date above we will be offering Library Access to holders of branded King's ID cards only during the following hours: