Visiting the library

LSHTM students and staff can visit the library at any time during our opening hours. Please bring your LSHTM ID card with you to access the library. If you are a distance learning student, you may need to contact your course administrator in advance to arrange for a card to be printed in advance of your visit.

LSHTM alumni are also very welcome to visit the library. Please email to arrange access.

If you are external to LSHTM, please see our library membership page for information about access, including SCONUL membership and Access25 schemes. Please email with any queries in advance of your visit.

Summer term opening hours

Day Hours

Monday to Friday

09:00 – 20:25





Hours will vary outside of term times and on public holidays.

Please check the Library, Archive & Open Research Services Twitter account for the latest updates.

The Library, Archive & Open Research Services online enquiries service is also available seven days a week during term times:

  • Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 23:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 20:00

Please contact our remote service at or via the LSHTM Service Desk (login required).

Live study space occupancy information

The gauges below show live information about how busy the Reading Room, Barnard Room and North Courtyard study spaces are during our opening times: