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Opening hours

The Library in the Emily Wilding Davison Building

The Library is now open 24/7, 350 days a year. 

The Library helpdesk is open from 9am - 9pm everyday

The Study Terrace

From Monday 8th January 2018, an outside study space will be available on the second floor terrace in the Davison building. It will be open Monday to Friday 09:00-15:00.

Using the Study Terrace:

•Food and drink are not permitted to prevent waste being left and becoming a potential hazard.

•Smoking, including E-Cigarettes, is not permitted.

•Due to fire regulations a maximum of 60 people can be on the terrace at any time. If there are more than 60 people the terrace will be closed for a short period of time.

•The terrace will be closed in adverse weather (high wind, snow and ice).

College Archives

All year:

Weds - Fri     9:30 - 13:00; 14:00 - 16:30

Closed: Sat - Tues, and on College Closure Days.

Please visit the College Archives page for more information, or contact archives@rhul.ac.uk (Tel: 01784 443814) to make an appointment in advance of your visit.


Founder's Library

The Founder’s West Reading Room will remain a library reading room, as it always has been, providing students with space to study and reflect in historic surroundings.  We are taking the opportunity to decorate it before it re-opens in 2018.

The other areas in Founder’s that make up the library as it is today have been adapted and changed throughout our history to meet the changing needs of students – and today is no exception. Some exciting opportunities are currently being reviewed, but as Founder’s is a Grade I listed building there are many factors that need to be considered. As soon as plans are confirmed they will be shared with our community.   


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