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Opening Hours

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Opening Hours

The IHR Library's upcoming opening hours are shown in the table below. *See list of additional closures below. If your journey to the IHR is extensive please check before travelling in case of an unexpected closure.

2022-23 Academic year Weekdays Saturdays
Term 1    
Mon 26 Sep – Sat 17 Dec 2022* 09.00 – 20.30 09.30-17.15
Mon 19 Dec – Fri 23 Dec 2022 09.00 – 17.45  
Term 2    
Tue 3 Jan – Wed 5 Apr 2023 09.00 – 20.30 09.30-17.15
Term 3    
Wed 12 Apr – Sat 29 Jul 2023* 09.00 – 20.30 09.30-17.15

Additional closures, 2022-23

We close on UK public holidays and between Christmas and New Year. We usually close for one day each November for the University of London’s Foundation Day. 

  • Thu 29 Sep 2022 (Staff Away Day)
  • Sat 24 Dec 2022 – Mon 2 Jan 2023 (Christmas 2022 – 2023)
  • Thu 6 Apr – Tue 11 Apr 2023 (Easter 2023)
  • Sat 29 Apr – Mon 1 May 2023 (Early May bank holiday 2023)
  • Sat 27 May – Mon 29 May 2023 (Spring bank holiday 2023)
  • Sat 26 Aug – Mon 28 Aug 2023 (Summer bank holiday 2023)