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.

  

Between Thursday 18 December 2014 Monday and Monday 5 January 2015 there will be temporary changes to the opening hours of all Library sites and services.

READING ROOM, RIBA, 66 PORTLAND PLACE

(including the Books and Periodicals Collections)

Reading Room hours
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)

Reading Room hours
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) 

Reading Room hours
Monday closed
Tuesday 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday  closed *
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

(* please note that until the end of January 2015, our Study Rooms will not be open on Thursdays)

SEASONAL CLOSURES 

Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015

All dates given below are inclusive. From Thursday 18 December 2014 there will be temporary changes to the opening hours of all Library sites and services. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday 6 January 2015, except for the Photographs Collection (details to be confirmed). The closure dates for the Information Centre can be found here.

Library opening hours during Christmas 2014
 Drawings and Archives
Collections / Study Rooms
(at the V&A)
Reading Room / Books and
Periodicals Collections
RIBApix Photographs Collection 
Thursday
18 December 2014 
closed   10am to 5pm  9am - 5pm  10am to 5pm 
Friday
19 December 2014
10am to 1pm  closed     closed    closed   
Saturday
20 December 2014
closed   10am to 1.30pm   closed   closed   
Sunday
21 December 2014
closed   closed  closed    closed  
Monday
22 December 2014
closed  10am to 5pm  9am to 5pm   10am to 5pm  
Tuesday
23 December 2014
10am to 5pm   10am to 5pm  9am to 5pm   10am to 5pm  
Wednesday
24 December 2014  to
Monday
5 January 2015
closed   closed    closed    closed   
Tuesday
6 January 2015
Reopens and normal hours resume Reopens and normal hours resume Reopens and normal hours resume To be confirmed* 

  
*Access to the Photographs Collection in early 2015 will be affected by the move of the collection. Details to be announced.

General information about closures

  
Christmas and bank holidays

All Library sites and services are closed on the Saturday before English bank holidays and from Christmas until after the New Year bank holiday.

Summer
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.

Before your visit
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.

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