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Service adjustments during COVID-19

Opening hours

The Library’s online enquiry service is available Monday to Sunday 10am-10pm.

Due to the current lockdown, Birkbeck Library is closed until further notice.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Other services

  • We are continuing to offer a click-and-post service. Birkbeck students, staff and alumni can order up to five books at a time via this form.
  • Returns: you may post your books back to us at: BOOK RETURNS, The Library, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX. 
  • All books are automatically renewed and you will not be charged if you cannot return them.
  • Birkbeck has invested in making available significant additional digital resources: over 200,000 new ebook titles will be available via the Library catalogue to help you study online.
  • Reservations: you may request items which are on loan to other users and will be notified when your item is available. It may take longer than usual for an item to become available as not everyone will be able to return their books. 
  • Interlibrary loans: you may request journal articles and book chapters as usual, but we cannot provide printed books via this service at present.

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[Last updated 6th January 2021]