Birkbeck Library

The Library covers five levels of the main building on Torrington Square. The entrance is on the ground floor and the upper levels can be accessed by stairs or by a lift. You can check the availability of study spaces here and at the Library's entrance. See an updated video tour of the Library with commentary. Affiliate members should watch this version.

Easter Weekend opening hours

  • Thursday 17th April ... 10.00 - 20.00
  • Friday 18th April ... 10.00 - 20.00 Self-service
  • Saturday 19th April ... 10.00 - 20.00 Self-service
  • Sunday 20th April ... 10.00 - 20.00 Self-service
  • Monday 21st  April ... 10.00 - 20.00 Self-service
  • Tuesday 22nd April ... 10.00 - 20.00

You need to bring your card with you every time you visit the Library to activate the turnstile at the entrance.

Please note that entrance to the Library from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April is for existing members only.


Study space availability

The Library gets busy in the run-up to exams - check where free study spaces and PCs are

You can also check availability of PCs in the ITS computer rooms