SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

SOAS Library Opening times

Click and Collect service: SOAS students and staff can order up to 5 books. Further details about how to request items can be found on My SOAS. Please also see FAQs page. 

The Library building will remain closed to the public until it is safe to return. 

The library opening times are as follows:

Monday - Friday:  8am* - 11:30pm
Issue Desk and Membership Desk open at 9am*
Issue Desk closes at 8pm; Membership Desk closes at 6:55pm

Saturday:  10:30am - 11:30pm
Issue Desk and Membership Desk close at 5:45pm

Sunday:  10:30am - 11:30pm
Self-service

*There is limited assistance from library staff during this early morning time. Library staff will be completing preparations for the day's services, such as re-shelving, organising on-hold shelves. All staff will do their best to complete this work as quietly as practical. Share any feedback to this changed service to readerservices@soas.ac.uk

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.

Special Collections Reading Room

The Library building will remain closed to the public until it is safe to return.

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Closed: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

For further information see Archives web pages.


Brunei Gallery

The Brunei building will remain closed to the public until it is safe to return.

Open: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 - 17:00
Late night Thursday until 20:00

Closed: Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays

For further information see Brunei Gallery web site.