SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

SOAS Library Opening times

SOAS has moved to remote delivery and the Library is closed to all visitors. 

Please continue to check this page for updates on the phased re-opening of library spaces. 

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.