Library opening hours

The Library's sites, services and collections operate different opening hours, please check our seasonal closures before your visit. The hours of the Information Centre can be found here.

  

READING ROOM, RIBA, 66 PORTLAND PLACE

(including the Books and Periodicals Collections)

- Monday closed 
- Tuesday 10am to 8pm 
- Wednesday 10am to 5pm 
- Thursday closed 
- Friday 10am to 5pm 
- Saturday 10am to 1.30pm 
- Sunday closed

Robert elwall PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTION

(Accessed via the Reading Room, RIBA, 66 Portland Place)

- Monday closed 
- Tuesday 10am to 5pm 
- Wednesday 10am to 5pm 
- Thursday closed 
- Friday 10am to 5pm 
- Saturday closed 
- Sunday closed

RIBA architecture STUDY ROOMS, VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

(including the Drawings and Archives Collections) 

- Monday closed 
- Tuesday 10am to 5pm 
- Wednesday 10am to 5pm 
- Thursday closed
  (please note that, until further notice, the Study Rooms will not be open on Thursdays)
- Friday 10am to 5pm 
- Saturday closed 
- Sunday closed

SEASONAL CLOSURES 

All Library sites and services are closed on the Saturday before English bank holidays and from Christmas until after the New Year bank holiday. The Library's Reading Room (66 Portland Place) and RIBA Architecture Study Rooms (V&A) are also closed for part of the summer, but RIBApix, the Information Centre and the Library's telephone, email, fax and postal enquiry services remain available.

Opening hours for the Library are occasionally subject to change. Before making any travel arrangements to visit the Library or to use any of it's services, visitors are strongly advised to revisit this page or to contact the RIBA's main switchboard (tel: +44 (0)20 7580 5533) for the latest information.

Closure dates

All dates given below are inclusive.

Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015 (V&A) 
Wednesday 24 December 2014 to Monday 5 January 2015  

- Drawings and Archives Collections 
- RIBA Architecture Study Rooms

Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015 (66 Portland Place) 
Dates to be confirmed  

- Books and Periodicals Collection 
- Photographs Collection 
- Reading Room, 66 Portland Place 
- Information Centre 
- RIBApix 

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