Library locations and opening hours

Term time and vacation opening hours for Aldgate Library, Holloway Library and the Special Collections Reading Room

For IT-related issues, IT TechSmart staff will be available in both libraries, Monday to Friday, or please use their help page to log a job or chat with them online. 

Please email for general enquiries


Holloway Road Library

Contact form

020 7133 2100



Term time opening hours

Monday to Friday 8am to 11.30pm

Library staff available 9am to 7pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am to 6.30pm

Library staff available 12pm to 4pm


Library chat and email: support available 

Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm

Weekends: 12.30pm to 3.30pm


Easter vacation opening hours

Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April 8am to 11.30pm

Thursday 6th April to Monday 10th April CLOSED

Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 April 8am to 11.30pm

Library staff available 9am to 7pm

Learning Centre

236–250 Holloway Road
London N7 6PP

Room: 236-250 Holloway Road

236-250 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PP 

Nearest underground (Tube): Holloway Rd (Piccadilly Line). 
Nearest Bus(es): 43, 153, 271 and 393 stop outside. Routes 29 and 253 cross Holloway Rd at Seven Sisters Road. 
Parking Details: Parking is very restricted, expensive and heavily policed.

Special Collections including TUC Library

020 7320 3516



The Special Collections Reading Room (Wash Houses, Aldgate)

Easter 2023 - please note that the Special Collections Reading Room will close at 5pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023 and will reopen at 10am on Friday 14 April 2023.

Tuesdays - 10am to 5pm

Fridays - 10am to 5pm

For enquiries that relate specifically to Special Collections please email:

Goulston Street

16 Goulston Street
London E1 7TP

c/o Calcutta House
Old Castle Street
E1 7NT

Nearest underground (Tube): Aldgate East (Circle and Hammersmith & City) and Aldgate (Metropolitan)
Nearest Bus(es): 415, 25, 67, 115, 205, 254
Parking Details: Parking is very restricted.


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