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Opening hours

We are open 8am until midnight

View Library opening hours and service point hours.

Library building

Open 8am until midnight for all cardholders.

Christmas opening hours 

The days inbetween Christmas and New Year when the Library is open there will be Security staff only.

A table to show the opening times for the dates over the Christmas holiday period.
 Date Opening hours
Tuesday 24 December Closed
Wednesday 25 December Closed
Thursday 26 December Closed
Friday 27 December 8am to 12am 
Saturday 28 December 8am to 12am
Sunday 29 December 8am to 12am
Monday 30 December 8am to 12am
Tuesday 31 December Closed
Wednesday 1 January Closed
Thursday 2 January* 24 hour 

*24 hour opening begins. 

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, on Twitter or Facebook.

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

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

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

  • Monday to Friday: 10.30 am to 5pm

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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