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Library and study resources

Heythrop College Library Closure Timetable

With the closure of Heythrop College, the Library will also be closing. Over the summer the Library will be packed up and moved from Kensington Square. Arrangements are being made to ensure that the Library collections remain available for study and research. Further details will be made available about these arrangements. Thank you for your understanding.

Closure of the Philosophy Library8th June 2018
Last day for issuing/renewing books20th July 2018
Final date for return of all books1st August 2018
Closure of Theology Library10th August 2018


Library Opening Hours

Vacation hoursTheology LibraryPhilosophy Library*
Monday to Friday9.30am - 5.30pmClosed
Saturday to SundayClosedClosed


* The Philosophy Library is now closed in preparation for it's move away from Kensington Square.

Our library resources

The library dates back to the founding of the College in 1614. It has some 180,000 volumes in its collections, and is one of the finest libraries of theological and philosophical books in the UK.  Our students benefit from generous library provision, with one of the highest ratios of books to students in the country.

As a University of London student you will also have access to the University Library at Senate House in Bloomsbury. This gives you access to a large multi-subject collection and a wide range of electronic resources, mostly accessible off site.

Our study resources

Computers and photocopiers are available for student use in the libraries as well as elsewhere around the campus.  Heythrop has two dedicated computer suites as well as student computers in both library buildings. The College has one of the highest computer to student ratios in the country. Wireless access is available throughout the College. Increasing use is made of web-based resources and especially the College's virtual learning environment (VLE), HELIOS. This is the primary tool for communication between staff and students. The VLE is also used for delivering learning resources and promoting learning forums.

Current students

When you enrol at the College, you automatically become a member of the Library. Your Heythrop ID card is your Library card and lets you access and borrow from the library. Please bring it with you whenever you use the facilities. For information on using the Library during your time at Heythrop, please visit the Library and Learning Resource pages of HELIOS.

Useful Library links

Search INNOPAC catalogue 

Search Senate House Libraries Eresources

Contact the Library

Philosophy Library: 020 7795 4250 / Theology Library: 020 7795 4254