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Library and study resources

Heythrop Library is an amazing resource. It is on two sites – Philosophy in the main building, and Theology, Social Sciences, Language and Literature in a separate building on the campus. 

The Theology and Philosophy Libraries opening hours are listed below:

Easter Vacation Library Opening Hours

From Wednesday 4 April until Friday 27 April vacation hours will operate, except Saturday 14 April when the Theology Library will be open 10am to 5pm.

Term-time opening hours will resume on Monday 30 April.

Term time hoursTheology LibraryPhilosophy Library
Monday to Thursday9.30am - 8.30pm1.30pm - 5.30pm
Friday9.30am - 5.30pm1.30pm - 5.30pm
Saturday10.00am - 5.00pm10.00am - 5.00pm


Vacation hoursTheology LibraryPhilosophy Library
Monday to Friday9.30am - 5.30pm1.30pm - 5.30pm
Saturday to SundayClosedClosed

* Check term and vacation dates here.

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