Christmas & New Year opening hours

We're open every day except Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December.

There will be changes to the following services from Christmas Eve, 24 December 2018 until usual opening hours resume on 2 January 2019:

  • Delivery times for material requested from offsite will change:

    • Offsite material requested before 10am on Monday 24 December will be delivered after 4pm on Thursday 27 December.

    • Offsite material requested before 10am on Monday 31 December will be delivered after 4pm on Wednesday 3 January.

  • There may be a delay to Ask a Librarian and Access to Collection requests.

  • Volunteer-guided tours  (including the Shakespeare Room) will not operate.

  • The Friends Room will close at 5 pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9 am on Monday 7 January.


MONDAY 24 DECEMBER

Exhibition Galleries 9 am – 5 pm
Reading rooms
Special Collections area
Library Shop
Cafe 7:30 am – 5 pm

TUESDAY 25 December (Christmas Day)

Exhibition Galleries CLOSED
Reading rooms
Special Collections area
Cafe
Library Shop

WEDNESDAY 26 DECEMBER - TUESDAY 1 JANUARY

Exhibition Galleries 10 am – 5 pm
Cafe

Reading rooms

  • Computers and other public areas are available from 10am.
11 am – 5 pm

Special Collections area

Library Shop

Usual opening hours and services resume from Wednesday 2 January 2019.

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