SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

SOAS Library Opening times

Library opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 11:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am to 11:30pm


From Tuesday 3rd of May to Friday 3rd of June 2022

We will be restricting access due to heavy demands on Library space and resources during examination period. 

External patrons with valid Library cards will be allowed access. We will process new registrations for SCONUL Band A and UoL Academic staff and Research students. 

No Day Passes will be issued during this time.

Normal membership services will resume on the Monday 6th of June 2022.

Existing members

External members with valid SOAS Library card they do not need to book to visit SOAS Library.

If you don't yet have an up to date membership, please fill in this form to apply for membership. We will contact you to arrange an appointment for you to collect your new ID card when it is ready.

Special Collections Reading Room

Visitors wishing to use SOAS Special Collections should read our guidance before arranging their visit. We regret that visitors without a booking will not be admitted. For information about joining SOAS Library if you do not already have a valid membership card 

Brunei Gallery

For further information see Brunei Gallery web site