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SOAS Library

SOAS Library Opening times

Term time hours


Opening Times

Monday to Thursday
9am to 11.30pm (Issue Desk closes at 8pm, membership at 6.55pm. Self-service from 8pm)*
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.

Bank Holiday opening hours:

Monday 2nd May 2016: 10.30am to 11.30pm (Self-service only)*

Monday 30th May 2016: 10.30am to 11.30pm (Self-service only)*

Special Collections Reading Room

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