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Online Delivery of Library and Archive Services: Welcome


Welcome to The Library and Archives Service. In response to circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we are operating a reduced service but are broadening access to spaces and physical collections wherever possible. 

Opening Hours

All libraries are now open for study and access to the physical book collection as follows : 

Cavendish and Harrow 

Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm.


Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm

Saturdays 11am to 6pm.


Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 

You no longer need to book a space to study in the library.

Finding Help

Library counters are currently open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

Our chat service continues to operate 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 5pm on Sundays

Please be aware that the unpredictable nature of the global situation means that counter and opening hours are subject to change.

Borrowing and Returning Books

Book collections across all libraries are open. You can browse the shelves and borrow items on our self-service machines. 

If you need any help please contact us via Library Chat

You can return items to any of our libraries.

If you are a completed student and unable to come on site, please contact us via Library Chat or to discuss how to return your books.

Please keep an eye on our FAQ and News pages as well as Westminster's coronavirus response page for updates.

If you have any questions please contact us via Library Chat or


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