Summer opening hours until 31 August 2022

Date published

The National Library is open on weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm all summer.

Self-service hours are from 9am to 10am and 5pm to 6 pm. There is no customer service during self-service hours, and the Special Collections Reading Room is not open.

Opening hours

  • The library is open Mon ā€“ Fri from 9 am to 6 pm.
  • Self-service hours are Mon ā€“ Fri from 9 am to 10 am and from 5 pm to 6 pm.
  • Information desks in Rotunda, the Special Collections Reading Room and the Slavonic Library are open from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • The information desk in the North Hall is open from 1 pm to 3 pm. Assistance can be requested from Rotunda service desk from 10 am to 12 pm.
  • Current opening hours and detailed information for the Legal Deposit Office is available on the Legal Deposit Office web page.

Exceptions to summer opening hours

  • Wed 25th May 2022 Day before Ascension Day. Library closes at 4 pm.
  • Thu 26th May 2022 Ascension Day. Library is closed.
  • Thu 2nd June 2022 Private Function. Library closes at 2 pm.
  • Fri 10th June 2022 Staff Event. Library closes at 4 pm.
  • Thu 23rd June 2022 Day before Midsummer's Eve. Library closes at 4 pm.
  • Fri 24th June 2022 Midsummer's Eve. Library is closed.

Covid-19 measures at the Library

  • Using a face mask is no longer required at the National Library.
  • We continue to recommend the use of protective face masks at your own discretion and in situations where several people are present in facilities and social distancing is impossible. By wearing a mask in congested situations, you protect yourself and others.
  • Consider wearing a mask for your personal health and safety, especially if you are in a high-risk group.

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