What are the library opening hours?

Answer

Access to our libraries is under ongoing review as part of university-wide access arrangements, and we are aiming to increase access over the coming months. We will update access information once additional steps are confirmed.

Our libraries are currently closed to some external visitors (except for Special Collections and Archives), access is prioritised for current King’s students, staff, NHS members of the library, Alumni, eligible Independent Researchers, University of London (UoL) students and registered SCONUL Band-A users.

For other study spaces on campus outside of the libraries, please see Student Services article Where can I study on campus?

10 June - 18 August 2024

Maintenance closures can happen throughout the year, for more details please see our Library Alerts page.

  • There will be overnight floor closures on Sat 13 and Sun 14 July at the New Hunt's House Library for thorough cleaning:
  1. Second Floor: Sat 21.00 - Sun 06.00
  2. First Floor: Sun 21.00 - Mon 06.00 (use Second-floor emergency exit for entrance/exit).
  • The Maughan Library will be closed from 01.00 on Saturday, August 3 until 09.00 on Monday, August 19, 2024. We will be closing the Maughan Library for refurbishments for the first time ever since we opened it more than twenty years ago in 2002. The closure will allow our Estates colleagues to carry out essential fire detection upgrade work as well as other refurbishments. Alternative study spaces have been booked and we will be running a Click & Collect service throughout. All other libraries will be open as usual during this period. You can find more information on our dedicated Maughan Summer Closure FAQ page.

Campus

Library

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

Denmark Hill

IoPPN

09.00 - 17.00*

Closed

Weston Education Centre (WEC)

09.00 - 01.00 (+ 24/7 space)

Guy’s

New Hunt’s House

24 / 7

Wills

24 / 7**

St Thomas

St Thomas’ House

24 / 7**

Strand

The Maughan*

09.00 - 01.00

Special Collections

Monday - Friday, 10.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00

Closed

Archives

Tuesday - Thursday, 10.00 - 17.00

Closed

Waterloo

Franklin-Wilkins

24 / 7

* pronounced ‘Mawn like Lawn’


19 August - 8 September 2024

Maintenance closures can happen throughout the year, for more details please see our Library Alerts page.

Campus

Library

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

Denmark Hill

IoPPN

09.00 - 17.00*

Closed

Weston Education Centre (WEC)

09.00 - 01.00 (+ 24/7 space)

Guy’s

New Hunt’s House

24 / 7

Wills

24 / 7**

St Thomas

St Thomas’ House

24 / 7**

Strand

The Maughan*

09.00 - 19.00

Special Collections

Monday - Friday, 10.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00

Closed

Archives

Tuesday - Thursday, 10.00 - 17.00

Closed

Waterloo

Franklin-Wilkins

24 / 7

* pronounced ‘Mawn like Lawn’

Staffed Hours
09.00 - 19.00 Monday to Friday
10.00 - 18.00 Saturday and Sunday
Exceptions
*IoPPN library: 09.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday (Closed on Bank Holidays)
**St Thomas' House and the Wills libraries do not have library staffed hours. Please use our Library Chat service if you require assistance.
  • Last Updated Jul 08, 2024
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