Opening hours

The main library is open
Monday - Friday
09.00 - 21.00
10.00 - 17.00

The PC cluster is open to all card holders 08.00 - 22.00

Books can be returned during building opening hours 08.00 - 22.00 via the book returns box located outside the library

Due to social distancing requirements the Library operates 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. There is Imperial College London wireless access for registered students and staff. Imperial College WiFi is available to all registered Library users.

Next to the library is a computer cluster with an additional 62 computers accessible to all registered Library users with a swipe card. The cluster is open 7 days a week, from 08.00 to 22.00. NHS users requiring swipe access please email

Our collection covers general medicine, including medical textbooks, as well as nursing and professions allied to medicine.

Most journals are available electronically.

Print journals from 1990 onwards are on open access.

When the library is closed you can return books using the book returns box outside the library, available during building opening hours (08.00 - 22.00).

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 PBL 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, and users must check-in for Track and Trace when using the rooms.

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

You may make one booking per day, for a maximum of two hours.

Help with room bookings