Our library buildings are open for Imperial staff, students and NHS staff from our partner trusts. Access to all libraries is by college ID card.

Central Library, South Kensington

Central Library

Building opening hours

Open 24 hours

Except - closed overnight 23.00 Friday evening until 10.00 Saturday morning

During the summer vacation noisy works on the Queen's Lawn and in the Central Library Cafe will cause disturbance

Return books at all times using the book drop box outside the library entrance

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Central Library Welcome Desk

Enquiry desk opening hours

Until Friday 1 October
Monday - Friday  09.00 - 17.00 

To report noise or for assistance from a Library Attendant:
020 7594 8883

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Until Sunday 3 October
Monday to Friday 09.00 - 21.00
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
 
General enquiries:

ASK the Library

Enquiries about access to the Central Library and your library account:
centrallibrary@imperial.ac.uk
020 7594 8810

Campus libraries

Charing Cross Campus Library

Charing Cross

cxissuedesk@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 0755

Monday - Friday
09.00 - 21.00
Saturday
10.00 - 17.00

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Chelsea and Westminster Campus Library

Chelsea and Westminster

librarycw@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 3315 8107

Library staff onsite
Monday* - Friday
09.00 - 21.00
* except bank holidays
Saturday
13.30 - 17.00

24 hour swipe card access to the main library and PCs

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Hammersmith Campus Library

Hammersmith and White City

hammersmithlibrary@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 9943

Open
Monday - Friday
1st floor: 09.00 - 21.00
Ground floor: 07.00 - midnight
Saturday - Sunday
1st floor: closed
Ground floor: 07.00 - midnight

Building access requires an ID and PIN code

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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

br.library@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 7917

Library space open
Monday - Friday
07.00 - 19.00

Staffed hours (may vary with availability) 
Monday - Tuesday
09.00 - 16.30
Wednesday - Friday
10.00 - 16.00

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St Mary's Campus Library

St Mary's

sm-lib@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 3692

Monday - Friday
09.00 - 21.00
Saturday
13.30 - 17.00

More about St Mary's Fleming Library

From Monday 13th September ICT are carrying out essential works replacing library PCs, including those in the gallery and the study rooms. There will be no access to PCs and limited access to study spaces.

Silwood Park Campus Library

Silwood Park

silwood.library@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 2461

Monday - Friday
10.00 - 17.00

Please contact library staff before travelling to Silwood Park to ensure the items you need are available

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