SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

SOAS Library Opening times

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.

Special Collections Reading Room
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Closed: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Library Opening Hours 2018

Term 2 and Easter  Opening Times
Monday, 8 January - Sunday 22 April (see exeptions below) Monday - Friday: 9 am – 11:30 pm
Issue Desk closes at 8 pm; Membership Desk closes at 6:55 pm

Saturday: 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
Issue and Membership desks close at 5:45 pm

Sunday: 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
Self-service
❖ Monday, 19 March - Saturday,  24 March ​24-hour opening until 1am Saturday 24 March
❖ Exception - Thursday 29 March  to Mon, 2 April 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
Self service

Term 3
Opening Times
Monday, 23 April – Friday, 15 June
❖ Exception


Monday, 7 May and
Monday 28 May - Self-service
Monday - Friday: 9 am – 11:30 pm
Issue Desk closes at 8 pm; Membership Desk closes at 6:55 pm

Saturday: 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
Issue and Membership desk close at 5:45 pm

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

Summer Hours Opening Times
From Saturday, 16 June -
Sunday, 23 September


❖ Exception  
Monday, 27 August - Self-service
Monday - Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
Issue Desk closes at 5 pm; Membership Desk closes at 4:55pm

Saturday: 10:30 am – 9 pm
Issue and Membership desk close at 5:45 pm

Sunday: 10:30 am – 9 pm
Self-service