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Opening hours

Opening Hours

1 August 2019 - 2 January 2020

August 26 Bank Holiday - changes to Library opening hours - details below  

Archives Reading Room, Strand Campus, closed for stocktaking from Monday 9 to Friday 13 September 2019, open as usual on Tuesday 17 September.

New Hunts House Library, Guys,  closed 16 - 17 November - details below

Franklin Wilkins Library, Waterloo,  closed 23 - 24 November - details below

Restrictions for visitors

If you have a King’s-branded ID or library membership card, there will be no restrictions placed on admittance. For details on how to join the library, or apply for a renewal, please visit our  Joining the Library page.

Admittance under the University of London access schemes is restricted to Enquiry Service staffed hours, including re-admittance.  Details of the scheme can be found at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/library/visiting/joining/unilondon.aspx

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 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.

 

Denmark Hill Campus

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Library
DayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceNotes

1 August - 22 December

     

Monday - Friday

09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30  

Saturday - Sunday

10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 18:00  
ExceptionsLibrary AccessEnquiry Service Notes
Monday 26 August Closed n/a  
Monday 23 December 09:30 - 16:00 09:30 - 16:00  
24 December - 1 January Closed n/a  
Thursday 2 January 09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30  

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Library 

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. 

Weston Education Centre Library
DayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceNotes

1 August - 4 August

     

Monday - Friday

08:30 - 01:00 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

08:30 - 01:00 10:00 - 18:00  

5 August - 22 September

     

Monday - Friday

08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

08:30 - 20:30

10:00 - 18:00

 

23 September - 22 December

     

Monday - Friday

08:30 - 01:00 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

08:30 - 01:00 10:00 - 18:00  
ExceptionsLibrary AccessEnquiry Service Notes

Monday 26 August

Closed  n/a  

Monday 23 December

08:30 - 16:00 08:30 - 16:00  

Tuesday 24 December

10:00 - 18:00 Closed  

Wednesday 25 December

Closed  n/a  

Thursday 26 December

Closed  n/a  

Friday 27 - Tuesday 31

10:00 - 18:00 Closed  

Wednesday 1 January

Closed  n/a  

Thursday 2 January

Open 24 Hours 08:30 - 20:30  

Weston Education Centre Library 

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. 

 

Guy's Campus

New Hunt's House Library
DayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceNotes

1 August - 8 September

     

Monday - Friday

Open 24 Hours 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

Open 24 Hours 10:00 - 18:00  

9 September - 22 September

     

Monday - Friday

08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

08:30 - 20:30 10:00 - 18:00  

23 September - 22 December

     

Monday - Friday

Open 24 Hours 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

Open 24 Hours 10:00 - 18:00  
ExceptionsLibrary AccessEnquiry Service Notes

Monday 26 August

10:00 - 18:00 Closed  

Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 November

Closed n/a  

Monday 23 December

08:30 - 16:00 08:30 - 16:00  

Tuesday 24 December

10:00 - 18:00 Closed  

Wednesday 25 December

Closed  n/a  

Thursday 26 December

Closed  n/a  

Friday 27 - Tuesday 31

10:00 - 18:00 Closed  

Wednesday 1 January

Closed  n/a  

Thursday 2 January

Open 24 Hours 08:30 - 20:30  

New Hunt's House Library

Please note: Library Services begins to shut down 15 minutes before closing. 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. 

Wills Library & Keats Room (study space and PCs only)
DayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceNotes

Monday - Friday

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 - Sunday

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

Wills Library & Keats Room 

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. 

 

Strand Campus

The Maughan Library
DayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceNotes

1 August - 4 August

     

Monday - Friday

08:30 - 01:00 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

08:30 - 01:00 10:00 - 18:00   

5 August - 22 September

     

Monday - Friday

08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

08:30 - 20:30 10:00 - 18:00   

23 September - 22 December

     

Monday - Friday

08:30 - 01:00 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

08:30 - 01:00 10:00 - 18:00   
ExceptionsLibrary AccessEnquiry Service Notes

Monday 26 August

10:00 - 18:00 Closed  

Monday 23 December

08:30 - 16:00 08:30 - 16:00  

Tuesday 24 December

10:00 - 18:00 Closed  

Wednesday 25 December

Closed  n/a  

Thursday 26 December

Closed  n/a  

Friday 27 - Tuesday 31

10:00 - 18:00 Closed  

Wednesday 1 January

Closed  n/a  

Thursday 2 January

Open 24 Hours 08:30 - 20:30  


The Maughan Library

Please note: Library Services begins to shut down 15 minutes before closing. 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. 

Foyle Special Collections Library
DayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceNotes

Monday - Friday

09:30 - 17:00

09:30 - 17:00

Click here for visitor information

Saturday - Sunday

Closed n/a  
ExceptionsLibrary AccessEnquiry Service Notes

Monday 26 August

Closed n/a  

Monday 23 December

08:30 - 16:00 08:30 - 16:00  

Tuesday 24 December - 

Wednesday 1 January

Closed n/a  

Thursday 2 January

09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00  

Foyle Special Collections Library

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.

Archives Reading Room (room S3.02 - Strand Building)
DayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceNotes

1 August - 5 August

     

Tuesday - Friday

09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30  

Saturday - Monday

Closed n/a  

6 August - 22 December

     

Tuesday - Friday

09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00  

Saturday - Monday

Click here for Archives visitor information

Note that the Archives Reading Room

will be closed on Mondays for the next few

months due to a large storage move

 Closed  n/a  
ExceptionsLibrary AccessEnquiry Service Notes

Wednesday 24 July

09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00  

Monday 26 August

Closed n/a  

Monday 9 - Friday 13

September (stocktaking)

Closed n/a  

Archives

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.

 

St Thomas' Campus

St Thomas' House Library
DayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceNotes

Monday - Friday

09:30 -17:30;

24-hour computer room available*

 

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

 

Saturday - Sunday

Closed

24-hour computer room available*

n/a *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

ExceptionsLibrary AccessEnquiry Service Notes
Monday 26 August Closed n/a  
Monday 23 December 09:30 -16:00 09:30 -16:00  

Tuesday 24 December - Wednesday 1 January

Closed n/a  

Thursday 2 January

09:30 -17:30 09:30 -17:30  

St Thomas' House Library

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.  

 

Waterloo Campus

Franklin-Wilkins Library
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DayLibrary AccessEnquiry ServiceNotes

1 August - 8 September

     

Monday - Friday

Open 24 Hours

08:30 - 20:30   

Saturday - Sunday

Open 24 Hours 10:00 - 18:00   

9 September - 22 September

     

Monday - Friday

08:30 - 20:30 08:30 - 20:30  

Saturday - Sunday

08:30 - 20:30 10:00 - 18:00   

23 September - 22 December

     

Monday - Friday

Open 24 Hours 08:30 - 20:30   

Saturday - Sunday

Open 24 Hours 10:00 - 18:00   
ExceptionsLibrary AccessEnquiry Service Notes

Monday 26 August

10:00 - 18:00  Closed  

Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 November

Closed n/a  

Monday 23 December

08:30 - 16:00 08:30 - 16:00  

Tuesday 24 December

10:00 - 18:00  Closed  

Wednesday 25 December

Closed n/a  

Thursday 26 December

Closed n/a  

Friday 27 - Tuesday 31 December

10:00 - 18:00 Closed  

Wednesday 1 January

Closed n/a  

Thursday 2 January

Open 24 Hours 08:30 - 20:30   

Franklin-Wilkins Library

Please note: Library Services begins to shut down 15 minutes before closing. 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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