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Opening hours

8am to 12 midnight 7 days a week

LSE Library opening hours

  • Open 8am to 12 midnight 7 days a week
  • 24/7 opening will commence 3 January 2023

Christmas period opening hours

The first column indicates the day and the second column indicates the opening hours or closure
DateBuilding opening hours 
18 December 8am to 12 midnight
19 to 24 December 8am to 7pm
25 to 27 December Closed
28 to 31 December 8am to 7pm
1 and 2 January Closed
3 January 8am to 24/7


Staff are available online 9am to 6pm, and on campus 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday.

If you need any help, get in touch:

  • email
  • Library Chat (IM)
  • Call: 020 7955 7229
  • In person with staff at the desk on the ground floor (10am to 4pm).
  • Staff also roam the building 12pm to 4pm. 

The Women's Library Reading Room

  • Open by appointment 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact us with your requirements and to request an appointment.


Exhibition Gallery

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

Find out about our exhibitions.