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Opening Hours

The IHR Library is open to readers. Many Institute services and resources are available online.

Access to the IHR

The IHR Library's upcoming opening hours are shown in the table below.

  Weekdays Saturdays
Monday 25 April 2022 – Friday 29 July 2022 09.00 – 20.30 09.30-17.15
Bank holidays 2 May, 2 June, 3 June Closed  
Monday 1 August 2022 – TBC 09.00 – 18.00 Closed

For regular updates on IHR activities, please consult the homepage of the IHR website, the IHR's Twitter, the IHR blog, On History or sign up for the IHR's monthly Bulletin

Planned closures, 2022-23

We close on UK public holidays and between Christmas and New Year. We close for one day each November for the University of London’s Foundation Day. If your journey to the IHR is extensive please do check in case of an unexpected closure.

  • Early May bank holiday 2022: Monday 2 May
  • Spring bank holiday and Platinum Jubilee bank holiday 2022: Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June
  • Summer bank holiday 2022: Monday 29 August
  • Christmas 2022 – 2023: Saturday 24 December 2022 – Monday 2 January 2023 inclusive