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SOAS Library

SOAS Library Opening times

Term time hours

DaysOpening Times
Monday to Thursday
9am to 11.30pm (Issue Desk closes at 8pm, membership at 6.55pm. Self-service from 8pm)*
Friday
9am to 11.30pm (Issue and membership desks close at 6.55pm. Self Service from 6.55pm)*
Saturday 10.30am to 11.30pm (Issue and Membership desks close at 5.45pm. Self Service from 5.45pm)*
Sunday 10.30am to 11.30pm (Self-service only)*

*No new membership cards or day passes are issued after 6.55pm Mon-Fri, 5.45pm Sat and all day Sunday. Where self-service hours are indicated there are no Service Desk (Membership, Issue, Enquiry or IT Support desks) available. Self Issue/Return & IT/AV facilities remain available.

Easter hours

From Saturday 19th March to Sunday 17th April (inclusive) with the exception of Easter weekend (see below)

Monday to Friday 9am to 11.30pm
(Issue Desk closes at 8pm, membership at 6.55pm. Self-service from 8pm)**
Saturday
10.30am to 11.30pm
(Issue and Membership desks close at 5.45pm. Self Service from 5.45pm)**
Sunday 10.30am to 11.30pm**
(Self-service only)

*No new membership cards or day passes are issued after 6.55pm Mon-Fri, 5.45pm Sat and all day Sunday. Where self-service hours are indicated there are no Service Desk (Membership, Issue, Enquiry or IT Support desks) available. Self Issue/Return & IT/AV facilities remain available.

Easter weekend hours - Thursday 24th March to Monday 28th March inclusive
10.30am to 11.30pm - Self-service only, no Service Desk (Membership, Issue, Enquiry or IT Support desks) available. Self Issue/Return & IT/AV facilities remain available.

Special Collections Reading Room

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
Closed: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays