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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.

 

 

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

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Mile End Library access

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Opening hours 

From 31 August

08:00-00:00 Monday to Sunday

Prior booking is required for individual study spaces

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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Whitechapel Library access

Opening hours

From 20 September

10:00 - 20:00 Monday to Friday

Closed Saturday to Sunday

Prior booking is required for study spaces in the balcony area

Service availability

Enquiry service currently unavailable.

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

24/7 Basement Reading Room

The study area is closed until further notice.

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West Smithfield Library access

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Opening hours

From 24 July to 31 August 

Mon-Sun, 08:00-midnight

 Canalside will be closed from Wednesday 1 September to Tuesday 21 inclusive

Service availability

Canalside is currently monitored by Security.

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Canalside access

Opening hours

Please note that from 1 April The Hive will be a designated individual non-silent study space

From 23 July until 31 August (inclusive)

Closed, Monday to Sunday

From 1 September

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

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The Hive access

Opening hours

From 23 January 2021

08:00 - 22:00 Monday to Friday

10:00 - 22:00 Saturday to Sunday

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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