Following the Government’s announcement of a relaxation of lockdown conditions, we are delighted to confirm that the Library will be able to open its building again on Monday 12 April.

So we can manage numbers in accordance with social distancing requirements you’ll need to pre-book a slot if you want to work in the Library or browse the collection. You won’t need a booking, however, if you are simply dropping off or picking up books that have been set aside for you.

The Library will be open:

  • 10am-9pm on Mondays to Tuesdays
  • 10am-5.30pm Wednesdays to Fridays
  • 9.30am-5.30pm Saturdays

If you cannot get the slot you want please do check back again or contact Reception as we are often able to release new slots, especially when we have received cancellations. 

If you have booked a slot and are no longer able to attend please tell us as soon as you can, including on the day, as there will be another member able to take that slot. You can cancel your slot either by using the cancel button on your booking confirmation email (or the reminder that is received 24 hours before your booking), by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 020 7766 4700.

See Online Booking Page