Opening hours

The library and PC cluster are open 24 hours

Except – closed overnight 21.00 Friday evening until 10.00 Saturday morning

In person enquiries:
Monday – Friday 
09.00 - 21.00
10.00 - 17.00

Due to social distancing requirements the library is operating at reduced capacity

Opening hours may change at short notice

+44 (0)20 7594 0755

Charing Cross Campus Library
Imperial College London
Charing Cross Campus
St Dunstan's Rd
W6 8RP

The library is on the 2nd floor of the Reynolds Building.

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About us

The library has quiet and group study areas.

There are 14 computers available for library users, including NHS staff, connected to the university network. We have 2 colour printer-copiers for A4 or A3 paper. These can also scan to email. Imperial College London WiFi is available to all registered Library users.

Next to the library is a computer cluster with an additional 62 computers and 2 colour printer-copiers accessible to all registered Library users with a swipe card. NHS users requiring swipe access please email

Our seating, and the number of computers available, is currently reduced because of social distancing within the library and PC cluster.

Our collection covers general medicine, including medical textbooks, as well as nursing and professions allied to medicine. We also have a small collection of non-clinical titles.

Most journals are now available electronically but we also have some print journals from 1990 onwards on out shelves.

Special collections

The archive collections of Charing Cross Hospital (1818-1974) and the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School / Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School (1823-1997) are at the Central Library.

You can find listings of items in these collections on the AIM25 database 

Special collections

Study rooms

Problem-based learning rooms

We have 2 group study rooms for use by library users when not booked for tutorials, seminars or staff meetings. The rooms can currently only accommodate 4 people and each one has a PC connected to a large monitor.

Social distancing and face coverings must be observed.

To make a booking contact the library during the the staffed opening hours listed above, or email

You may make one booking per day, for a maximum of two hours, up to 3 times a week.

Help with room bookings