Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 11:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am to 10:30pm
Further information about opening hours at key dates and opening times webpages.
External members with valid SOAS Library card they do not need to book to visit SOAS Library.
If you don't yet have an up-to-date membership, please fill in this form to apply for membership. We will contact you to arrange an appointment for you to collect your new ID card when it is ready.
Visitors wishing to use SOAS Special Collections should read our guidance before arranging their visit. We regret that visitors without a booking will not be admitted. For information about joining SOAS Library if you do not already have a valid membership card
For further information see Brunei Gallery website
The Library is located in the main SOAS site (College Buildings/Philips Building) at Thornhaugh Street which is just off Russell Square:
To visit the Library enter the College building and you will find the Library located towards the back of the building.
The following stations are all within walking distance:
The following buses serve the local area:
SOAS has ample bicycle parking outside the main SOAS entrance; and also has TFL cycle hire/parking nearby