Opening hours

Reading Rooms

Monday to Thursday

9 am to 8 pm

  • Special Collections closes at 6pm.

Friday

9 am to 5 pm

Weekends

10 am to 5 pm

  • Special Collections is closed on Sundays.
All requests for collection items must be made at least 1 hour before closing. 

Exhibition Galleries

Monday to Thursday

9 am to 8 pm

Friday

9 am to 5 pm

Weekends

10 am to 5 pm

The Library Shop 

Monday to Friday

9 am to 5 pm

Weekends

11 am to 5 pm

Shakespeare Room

Temporarily closed

 

Friends Room

Monday to Friday

9 am to 5 pm

Weekends

Closed

Library Cafe 

Monday to Friday

8 am to 4 pm

Weekends

9.30 am to 4 pm 

The Library Bar

Wednesday to Saturday

4 pm to 10 pm