Our library buildings are open for Imperial staff, students and NHS staff from our partner trusts.  Access to all our libraries is by college ID card.
See our rules and guidance for safe study in the library and check our COVID-19 FAQs for more information.

Over the vacation period students remaining on campus will be able to use study spaces at Central library and some of our campus libraries. 
See our Christmas and New Year 2020-2021 opening times page for more information.

Central Library, South Kensington

Central Library

Opening hours

The library building is open:

Monday 08.00 - midnight
Tuesday 08.00 - midnight
Wednesday 08.00 - midnight
Thursday 08.00 - midnight
Friday 08.00 - 23.00
Saturday 10.00 - midnight
Sunday 10.00 - midnight
 

Christmas vacation opening hours

More about the Central Library

Central Library Welcome Desk

Desk services

Central library staff are available on-site
Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00 
(desk closed 13.00 - 14.00)

Opening hours and services may change at short notice

When our desks are closed our staff are available to help you online, email library@imperial.ac.uk

Books can be returned 24/7 via the book returns slot outside the library entrance 
 
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Get in touch

Our online enquiry service is open
Monday to Friday 09.00 - 21.00
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
 

General enquiries:
ASK the Library
+44 (0)20 7594 8810
@imperiallibrary

Renewals and your library account:
issuedesk@imperial.ac.uk

Text an Attendant:
020 7594 8883

Campus libraries

Charing Cross Campus Library

Charing Cross

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are operating reduced opening hours and desk services

When our desks are closed our staff are available to help you online

More about Charing Cross Campus Library

Chelsea and Westminster Campus Library

Chelsea and Westminster

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are operating reduced opening hours and desk services

When our desks are closed our staff are available to help you online

More about Chelsea and Westminster Campus Library

Hammersmith Campus Library

Hammersmith and White City

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are operating reduced opening hours and desk services

When our desks are closed our staff are available to help you online

More about Hammersmith Campus Library

Services for staff and students based at the White City Campus

Royal Brompton, St Mary's and Silwood Park

Royal Brompton Campus Library

Royal Brompton

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are operating reduced opening hours and desk services

When our desks are closed our staff are available to help you online

More about Royal Brompton Campus Library

St Mary's Campus Library

St Mary's

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are operating reduced opening hours and desk services

When our desks are closed our staff are available to help you online

More about St Mary's Fleming Library

Silwood Park Campus Library

Silwood Park

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are operating reduced opening hours and desk services

When our desks are closed our staff are available to help you online

More about Silwood Park Campus Library