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Opening hours

We are open 8am until midnight

View Library opening hours and service desk hours.

Library building opening hours

  • 8am until 12 midnight for all current cardholders

Christmas opening hours

A table to show the opening hours for each of the Christmas vacation period days. Date is in the left-hand column and the corresponding times are in the right-hand column.
 DateOpening hours 
 Thursday 21 December  8am until midnight
 Friday 22 December  8am until midnight
 Saturday 23 December  Closed
 Sunday 24 December  Closed
 Monday 25 December  Closed
 Tuesday 26 December  Closed
 Wednesday 27 December  8am until midnight
 Thursday 28 December  8am until midnight
 Friday 29 December  8am until midnight
 Saturday 30 December  Closed
 Sunday 31 December  Closed
 Monday 1 January  8am until midnight
 Tuesday 2 January  Start of 24 hour opening

Staffed services

Enquiries Desk

Enquiries staff are your first stop for help with the Library and its services. You can also contact the team by email or on Twitter.

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm* 

*closed from 5pm 20 December until 9am 2 January

Support Desk

Visit this desk to get general help with borrowing, requesting material and any other issues to do with your Library account. 

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm*
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 6pm*

*closed from 7pm 20 December until 9am 2 January

The Women's Library Reading Room

On the 4th floor of the Library, The Women's Library Reading Room is the space for using LSE and The Women's Library archives and special collections. Read about access to archives and special collections

*closed from 5pm 20 December until 10.30am 2 January

Exhibition Gallery

Visit our exhibition space by the entrance to LSE Library. Exhibitions change termly and are an opportunity to explore themes within our unique and distinctive collections. View information about our exhibitions.

Find us

LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD.

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