Use the Library as a day visitor

Paying day visitors are entitled to reference use of our extensive collections, walk-in access to our online services and use of computers/audio-visual facilities. Photocopying and printing are charged separately. It is essential that you book your visit in advance. During the pandemic the library is operating on reduced hours and capacity. See our visitors guidelines page for details. 

Day Visitor fees

Our standard fee is £10 per day or £5 for students upon production of valid student ID. Please email the library or call 0208 938 2520 a few days in advance to book an appointment but please note we don’t accept visitor appointments on Wednesdays during term time. Before visiting us please have a look at our collections to ensure our service is suitable for your needs.

Visiting hours

Academic Term

Pandemic opening times: Monday – Friday, 10.30am – 3.30pm.


Visiting times might change during vacation periods.  If you are planning a visit please contact us well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Email the library or ring us on Tel: 0208 938 2520

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Important note on copying

The European Directive on Copyright requires that any copying by visitors must be for non-commercial purposes, and not for direct or indirect financial gain, otherwise a copyright and administration fee of £12 per article/extract in addition to the photocopying charge will be incurred.

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