To make necessary improvements to our much-loved heritage building, Bookplate cafe and our exhibition galleries are temporarily closed.

Affected area Closed from
Bookplate cafe 4pm Sunday 28 January
Exhibition galleries 5pm Sunday 28 January

While Bookplate cafe is closed, coffee and light refreshments are available at Paperplate cafe located downstairs on Lower Ground 1 from 8:30am Monday 29 January. Opening times will be:

  • 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday 
  • 9.00am to 3.30pm Saturday and Sunday 

All other areas of the Library, including the reading rooms and the Bookshop, continue to be open as normal. See our opening hours before visiting the Library.

Find out more about our building works and temporary changes to collection access.

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