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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 Monday 19 September to 22:00 on Wednesday 21 December

24/7

Winter Vacation

22-24 December 10:00-22:00, with library staff available 10:00-16:00

25-27 December Closed

28-31 December - 10:00-22:00, with library staff available 10:00-16:00

1-2 January - 10:00-22:00

From 08:00 on Tuesday 3 January

24/7

Service availability 

Staffed hours

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

8am - 8pm - Monday - Friday* 

11am - 6pm - Saturday & Sunday*

* excluding the Winter Vacation.

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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 Tuesday 30 August to Wednesday 21 December

8am - 12am - Monday - Sunday

Winter Vacation

Thursday 22 December to Sunday 1 January - Closed

Monday 2 January - 10:00-22:00

From Tuesday 3rd January

8am - 12am - Monday - Sunday 

 

Service availability

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

8am - 8pm - Monday - Friday 

11am - 6pm - Saturday - 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 Tuesday 30 August to Wednesday 21 December

12pm - 8pm Monday to Friday

Winter Vacation

From Thursday 22 December to Sunday 1 January - Closed

From Monday 2 January

12pm - 8pm Monday to Friday

Prior booking is required for study spaces in the balcony area

Service availability

Enquiry service Monday to Friday 12pm - 2pm.

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

24/7 Basement Reading Room

ID card is required for access to the basement

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Contact West Smithfield Library

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West Smithfield Library access

Route plan - Barbican Tube Station to West Smithfield Library

Opening Hours

From Wednesday 21 September 

24/7

Service availability

Canalside is currently monitored by Security.

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Canalside access

Opening hours

From Monday 26 September to Wednesday 21 December

8am - 10pm Monday - Friday

10am - 10pm Saturday - Sunday

Winter Vacation

From Thursday 22 December to Monday 2 January - Closed

From Tuesday 3 January

8am - 10pm Monday - Friday

10am - 10pm Saturday - Sunday

Service availability

The Hive is monitored by Library Staff between 10am and 6pm Monday - Friday

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Contact The Hive

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The Hive access

Opening hours

8am - 10pm - Monday - Friday

10am - 10pm - Saturday & Sunday

Prior booking is required for the Reading Room.

For Group Study Room bookings on the 7th floor of the Graduate Centre and for general enquiries, please contact library-environment@qmul.ac.uk

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.

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Opening hours

Until Wednesday 21 December

General study space - TB201 & TB202

  • Mon - Sun 8am - 8pm

Postgraduate student area, TB102

  • Mon - Sun 8am - 10pm

Winter Vacation

From Thursday 22 December to Monday 2 January - Closed

From Tuesday 3 January

General study space - TB201 & TB202

  • Mon - Sun 8am - 8pm

Postgraduate student area, TB102

  • Mon - Sun 8am - 10pm

 

Student ID card is required to access the study spaces on the first and second floors.

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