Opening hours

Monday - Friday
09.00 - 21.00
Ground floor open 09.00 - midnight

Saturday - Sunday
Ground floor open 09.00 - midnight

The ground floor will open on days when the Commonwealth building is open

Opening hours may change at short notice

Easter College Closure

Thursday 29 March - Tuesday 3 April

Main library closed

Ground floor open until midnight

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 9943

Hammersmith Campus Library
Imperial College London
Hammersmith Campus
Du Cane Road
W12 0NN

The library is on the 1st floor of the Commonwealth Building.

During library opening hours access to both the main floor and the ground floor is via the library main entrance. When the library is closed access to the ground floor only is via the ground floor entrance near the Security Office.

Campus maps and information

The College runs a free shuttle bus between the Hammersmith and South Kensington campuses: Shuttle bus details and timetable

About us

The library is on 2 floors:

  • Main floor - help desk, group study, books, print journals, printing and binding
  • Ground floor - quiet and silent study, library training room, PC cluster (when not in use for training)

We have around 70 computers and wireless access is available throughout.


Our collection supports courses run by the Faculty of Medicine. It also covers general medicine (including medical textbooks), nursing and professions allied to medicine.

When the main floor is closed you can return books using the book returns box on the ground floor.


Most new journals are online but we also have some print journals on open access on the main floor.

Older medical journals are in the sub-basement stores. We collect items 3 times a day at 11.00, 13.00 and 16.00 - ask at the issue desk or email Your item will usually be collected at the next available time slot.

Training rooms

Library training room

Library training room

Imperial staff may book the library training room on the ground floor - email 

  • 27 computers
  • Trainer's computer

See training room terms of use before booking

Zeneca room

Zeneca room

Students at the Hammersmith campus may book the Zeneca training room on the main floor for group and project work - ask at the issue desk, email or book online

  • Max 8 people
  • 4 computers
  • Trainer's computer

See Zeneca room terms of use before booking