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Opening Hours

Mile End: 8am - 10pm
Whitechapel: 8am - 8pm Mon-Fri / 11am - 6pm Sat-Sun
West Smithfield: 10am - 10pm
Graduate Centre: 8am - 10pm
Canalside: 24/7
Hive: Closed for refurbishment
Temporary Building: 8am - 8pm and 8am - 10pm (Postgraduate Study Area)

Service Update

Second Floor Reading Room Closed. Reservation service for Second Floor books.

Information on Second Floor closure and book reservation service

Library Search

Enhancement summer 2022

The default search is now “Books, e-books and DVDs"

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Artistic impression of the design and layout for the extension showing flooring, light well in the roof and soft seating

Mile End Library Transformation 2021-2023

A major transformation programme of works begin on 31st May 2021 in the Mile End Library

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