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Library Services

Opening Hours

 

View of Mile End Library main entrance

There are three libraries across Queen Mary campuses, each with outstanding resources for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. 

For more detailed information about the opening hours of each library and library-managed study space please see below.

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Opening hours 

From 20 September

24/7

 

Prior booking is required.

Service availability 

Staffed hours:

An enquiry service is available at the Welcome Desk during the following times:

08:00 - 20:00 Monday to Friday 

11:00 - 18:00 Saturday to Sunday

 

Winter Vacation

  • Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 December - 10:00-22:00
  • Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 December - CLOSED
  • Monday 27 to Friday 31 December - 10:00-22:00
  • Saturday 1 January - CLOSED
  • Sunday 2 to Monday 3 January - 10:00-22:00
  • From Tuesday 4 January - 24/7

Staffed hours:

During the winter vacation, Library Staff will be available:

  • Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 December - 10:00-16:00
  • Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 December - 10:00-16:00

 

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Contact Mile End Library

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Mile End Library access

Route plan - Mile End Library to Maths Square

Opening hours 

From 31 August

08:00-00:00 Monday to Sunday

Prior booking is required for individual study spaces on the main floor

Winter vacation 

Wednesday 22 December to Monday 3 January (incl.) - CLOSED

From Tuesday 4 January - Mon - Sun 08:00-00:00

Service availability

An enquiry service is available at the Welcome Desk during the following times:

08:00 - 20:00 Monday to Friday 

11:00 - 18:00 Saturday to Sunday

Self-service facilities are available throughout all Library opening hours.

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Contact Whitechapel Library

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Whitechapel Library access

Opening hours

From 20 September

10:00 - 20:00 Monday to Sunday

Prior booking is required for study spaces in the balcony area

Service availability

Enquiry service Monday to Friday 12:00-14:00.

Self-service facilities are available throughout all Library opening hours.

Winter vacation 

  • Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 December - 10:00-22:00
  • Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 December - CLOSED
  • Monday 27 to Friday 31 December - 10:00-22:00
  • Saturday 1 January - CLOSED
  • Sunday 2 to Monday 3 January - 10:00-22:00
  • From Tuesday 4 January - Mon - Sun 10:00-20:00

Please note there will be no Library Staff available at this site during the winter vacation period

24/7 Basement Reading Room

The study area is closed until further notice.

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West Smithfield Library access

Route plan - Barbican Tube Station to West Smithfield Library

Opening hours

24/7

Service availability

Canalside is currently monitored by Security.

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Canalside access

Opening hours

Mon-Sun 08:00-00:00

Prior booking is required.

Service availability

The Hive is monitored by Library Staff between 10:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday

 

Winter vacation 

Wednesday 22 December to Monday 3 January (incl.) - CLOSED

From Tuesday 4 January - Mon - Sun 08:00-00:00

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Contact The Hive

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The Hive access

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00 

Sat -Sun 10:00 - 22:00 

Winter vacation 

Wednesday 22 December to Monday 3 January (incl.) - 24/7

Prior booking is required.

The Graduate Study Space on the 7th floor of the Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, is made up of four study environments designed for the use of taught and research postgraduate students.

Please note under the current COVID-19 Secure scheme the following spaces will remain closed until further notice:

  • Graduate Common Room
  • Group Study Rooms 1 and 2
  • The kitchen

For general enquiries please contact Sarah Molloy - s.h.molloy@qmul.ac.uk 

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