From Monday 21 September 2020, Senate House Library will open limited study space for members by advance online booking only, Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm.
You can book a 3 hr study space online in advance (24 hours’ notice min. Bookings processed Monday-Friday) in one of three reading rooms open on the 4th floor.
Timed entry slots are in operation Monday–Thursday between the hours of 11am and 2.45pm to help manage social distancing. The Library will close promptly at 3pm.
New temporary SHL Check In Desk on the Ground Floor of Senate House
To help manage social distancing and for infection prevention, we have set up a new SHL Check In Desk for Study Space and the Click & Collect service on the Ground Floor of Senate House (next to the main reception desk).
On arrival, you will need to go to the desk with your booking confirmation and membership card, before going up to the Library.
Please go to Visiting the Library during coronavirus for the links to book your seat and books in advance, as well as FAQs.
Here's a short video showing explaining how it works.