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Opening hours

The Library building is open for LSE staff and students

Contact us by email, Library Chat, Twitter or Facebook with any enquiries.

Library building

We are now open for LSE staff and students with current swipe cards. 

Opening hours

  • 8am to 12 midnight, Monday to Friday.  
  • 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Christmas opening hours

From 19 December to 3 January we are open 8am to 7pm with the following exceptions:

  • 25 December - CLOSED.
  • 28 December - CLOSED.
  • 1 January - CLOSED.

Should you visit?

Only enter the Library if you:

  • booked a study space
  • have a class
  • need to browse and borrow books**
  • wish to visit LSE LIFE reception ***

Book a study space

** Find out how to browse, borrow and return books

*** LSE LIFE reception is open Monday to Friday, 11am to 3pm. 


If you need any help then get in touch by emailLibrary Chat (IM), on Twitter or Facebook and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


The Women's Library Reading Room

  • Closed until further notice

Exhibition Gallery

  • Closed until further notice