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Library and Information Centre


Library Opening Times and Availability

As the library may be closed (or have limited access) if it has been booked for a meeting or other function, it is essential that you check this page before planning your visit.

Times may be liable to change at short notice.

Library Availability

Standard Library opening hours are 9.00 to 5.00 unless amended below, staff are available from 9.30.

If the Reading Room is closed on a day you wish to visit and you think you may require books or journals that are kept there, please contact the Library in advance with your requirements and we will endeavour to have these items set aside for you.

Note: No Library staff available to assist on Monday 28th July

July 28th to August 1st
Reading RoomCoffee AreaMembers'
Tuesday OpenOpenOpen
Wednesday ClosedFish RoomOpen
Thursday OpenOpenOpen


August 4th to 8th
Reading RoomCoffee AreaMembers'
Tuesday ClosedClosedOpen
Wednesday OpenOpenOpen
Thursday Open 9.00 to 3.00Open 9.00 to 3.00Open

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Contact and Further Information

Library and Information Centre
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 3373