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Opening Hours


The Library building including the Social Zone is open to St Mary's staff and students 24/7. A current ID card is required for access. Staffed hours during term-time are as follows:

  • Monday - Friday: 8.15am-7pm
  • Saturday: 11am-5pm

Please note

  • Our opening hours differ on Bank Holidays, Vacation, and University Closed Days. Please email or telephone 020 8240 4061 to confirm before travelling.
  • Visitors are by appointment only.
  • The Library and Social Zone are accessible only with a valid St Mary’s ID card (except for Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm).

Visitor access

Members of the public who are not in Higher Education are welcome to use St Mary's library on a reference-only basis. Please be aware that you will need to bring your own IT equipment. Guest Wi-Fi internet access is available on-campus.

Please note: overnight access to facilities is only available to those with a valid St Mary’s ID card. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst in the Library.

For more information about accessing the library services as a visitor, please see our Information for Visitors page.