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Library FAQs

When can I visit the library?

The opening times for the Mile End and Whitechapel libraries are:

Moving-in Weekend (Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September):

Mile End Library open 9am-8pm
Whitechapel Library open 1-8pm
Welcome Week (Monday 18 to Friday 22 September):
Mile End Library open 24/7
Whitechapel open 8.30am-midnight

The Library website has more information on opening times during term-time, as well as details of the library at the West Smithfield campus.

How do I find my way around the library?

Library tours provide an introduction to the collections, facilities and services and are a great way to get started using the library.

Mile End library tours

Tours of the Mile End Library will be available every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Limited places are available on each tour, so if all the slots have gone, you will be offered the next available slot. See the timetable for times, dates and links to book a tour:

Whitechapel library tours

Tours will run daily at 1pm during Welcome Week (18-22 September) from the Whitechapel Library Welcome Desk. No advance booking required.

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