Opening Hours and Closed Periods


Monday-Friday 9:00-19:00; Saturday 11:00-17:00.

Vacation Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00; Saturday closed.


One week at Christmas and Easter; Monday and Tuesday of the week of St. Giles’ Fair beginning of September; and August Bank Holiday Monday.


Easter Vacation Opening Hours

Closed from 17:00 Wednesday 28th March to Monday 2nd April 2018 inclusive. The library will reopen at 09:00 Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

Vacation opening hours (Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00; Saturday closed) will apply Monday 19th March to Saturday 14th April 2018 inclusive (10th Week HT to -1st Week TT inclusive).


A system of transfer of material from OIL to the Sackler Library from 16:00 on Fridays will be implemented from Friday 23rd March (subject to there being a manageable quantity of material). This will cover non-lending items. It will be available for all readers, including those without borrowing privileges. It is expected that material transferred in this way will be returned to OIL by 10:00 on the following Monday but requests from readers to keep the material on reserve at the Sackler for their convenience may be considered.

Please note that the Sackler now opens on Sundays from 12:00 to 18:00.

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