Access to the Library is by advance booking only - book a study space. Due to the nature of the Library spaces, and to help ensure a safe study environment for all, we will keep Covid19 rules in place until further notice. More information.
As part of our commitment to provide great spaces for researchers to work in, the collection areas and reading rooms are regularly cleaned. In addition to this, the carpets are deep cleaned once a year.
The deep cleaning is carried out during the summer holidays, when the Library is quietest. While the cleaning takes place, some spaces may be temporarily unavailable and readers in nearby rooms may hear the sound of the cleaning equipment being used.
Thank you for your understanding. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
7th floor and offices on this floor
6th floor central spine and the North end and offices in these areas
6th floor South end and the offices in this area
6th floor central spine, North Reading Room and North end and the offices in these areas
30th JULY & 2nd – 4th AUGUST
5th floor South Reading Room and South end and offices in these areas
MxS, Goldsmiths Reading Rooms and Palaeography Room including the carrels and offices in these areas
MxN and Periodicals Reading Rooms including the carrels and offices in these areas
Durning Lawrence and Seng Tee Lee meeting rooms
10th -13th AUGUST
Any outstanding and missed rooms including the reception area, carrels, stairs, and balcony