Show/hide main menu

Opening hours

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

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

Tuesday 3 January - Friday 31 March 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 Archives Reading Room closes from 15.00 Thursday 22 December 2016 and re-opens at 09.30 on Tuesday 10 January 2017.
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 Michael Howard Archives Reading Room Closed Closed  
New Hunt's House Library Open 24 Hours 10:00–18:00  
St Thomas' House Library Open 24 Hours
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 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. 

Sitemap Site help Terms and conditions Privacy policy Accessibility Recruitment News Centre Contact us

© 2017 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454