SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

SOAS Library Opening times

Please also check our library news page for information about service closures

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

*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

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

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

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.