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.
See our rules and guidance for safe study in the library and check our COVID-19 FAQs for more information.

Central Library, South Kensington

Central Library

Building opening hours

Open 24 hours

Except - closed overnight 23.00 Friday evening until 10.00 Saturday morning

You can 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

Monday 10.00 - 17.00 (closed 13.00 - 14.00)
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00 (closed 13.00 - 14.00)
Wednesday 10.00 - 16.00 (closed 13.00 - 14.00)
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00 (closed 13.00 - 14.00)
Friday 10.00 - 17.00 (closed 13.00 - 14.00)

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July - September 2021
Monday to Friday 09.00 - 21.00
Saturday

During the summer vacation there may be noise between 08.00 and 16.00 while works take place on the Queen's Lawn
 
General enquiries:

ASK the Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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