Visiting the Library

The Library is in Bloomsbury, Central London – a short walk from London Underground, and national railway stations.

We are on the 4th floor of Senate House. Lifts are available on the ground floor (opposite the University of London reception desk, in the South Block). The Collections, study spaces, and reading rooms are on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors – access is via the 4th floor. View Library floorplans, and operating hours.



Public transport

Closest bus stops

Tottenham Court Road or Russell Square (Numbers 7, 24, 29, 68, X68, 73, 91, 134, 168 and 188).

Closest London Underground stations

Russell Square
Goodge Street
Tottenham Court Road
Euston Square

Closest railway stations

Kings Cross

Senate House Library
Senate House
University of London
Malet Street

Operating Hours

(Entry to the Library ceases 15 minutes before the times below.)

Main Library
Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 20:45
Friday: 09:00 – 18:15
Saturday: 09:45 – 17:15
Sunday: Closed

Special Collections
Monday – Tuesday: 09:30 – 17:45
Wednesday: 09:30 – 20:45
Thursday – Friday: 09:30 – 17:45
Saturday: 09:45 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 17:00
Sunday: Closed



The Library is committed to ensuring that all users are able to take full advantage of our facilities and services. Learn about accessibility.