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Opening hours

The British Library building at St Pancras, London NW1, is normally open seven days a week. The Reading Rooms are closed on Sundays. See also links below.

Monday09.30 - 20.00
Tuesday09.30 - 20.00
Wednesday09.30 - 20.00
Thursday09.30 - 20.00
Friday09.30 - 18.00
Saturday09.30 - 17.00
Sunday11.00 - 17.00
Public holidays (when open)11.00 - 17.00


The Exhibition Galleries and Shop close at 18.00, except on Tuesday when they close at 20.00. 
The Reading Rooms are closed on Sunday and English Public Holidays.

See Reading Rooms Opening Hours

See also Seasonal closures for all buildings