Opening hours

Admission free. Building open today 09:30 - 17:00

For general opening times and seasonal closures, see below.

Building opening times

Reading Rooms opening times

Registration Office opening times

Exhibition, galleries & shop opening times

Restaurant & cafés opening times

Seasonal closures

Building opening times

Monday - Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00

(Including the Free Entrance Hall exhibition and Members’ Room.)

Seasonal Holiday (excluding Christmas and New Year) openings hours are 11:00 - 17:00, and our Reading Rooms are closed. Please see below for seasonal closures.

Reading Rooms opening times

Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Rare Books & Music, Business & IP Centre and Newsroom

Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday - Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
Friday - Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
Closed

Asian & African Studies, Manuscripts and Maps

Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
Closed

First time users will need to register. See the Registration Office opening times below.

Our Boston Spa Reading Room in Yorkshire is open 09:00 - 16:30 Monday - Friday.

Our Reading Rooms are closed on all Seasonal Holidays and on Easter Saturday.

Reader Registration Office opening times

Monday
10:00 - 17:45
Tuesday
09:30 - 19:45
Wednesday - Thursday
09:30 - 17:45
Friday
09:30 - 16:15
Saturday
09:30 - 16:45
Sunday
Closed

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the office closes.

Our Reader Registration Office is closed on all Seasonal Holidays and on Easter Saturday.

Exhibition, galleries & shop opening times

Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday - Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00

The Treasures Gallery closes at 20.00 on Tuesday - Thursday.

Restaurant & cafés opening times

The Terrace Restaurant

Monday - Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 16:00
Sunday
11:00 - 16:30

The Coffee Shop (Upper Ground Floor)

Monday - Thursday
09:30 - 19:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:30 - 16:30
Sunday
11:00 - 16:30

The King’s Library Café (Floor 1)

Monday - Saturday
11:45 - 16:00
Sunday
Closed

The Last Word café (Piazza)

Monday - Sunday
08:30 - 17:00

Origin Coffee, Entrance Hall

Monday - Thursday
09:30 - 18:30
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00

Origin Coffee, Euston Road

Monday - Thursday
07:30 - 18:00
Friday
07:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00

Members' Room (food served every day from 10:00 - 15:45)

Monday - Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00

See Eat, Drink, Shop for full details.