Access and opening hours

The Department of Egypt and Sudan library is open to people who are seriously researching topics in the fields of ancient Egypt, Coptic Egypt and Sudan and who are searching for material that is not otherwise available in local libraries or institutions, the British Library, the library of University College London or the library of the Egypt Exploration Society in London.

To use the library, make an appointment with the librarian at least two working days before you plan to visit.

Visitors access the library under the condition that Study room rules and regulations are observed.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:45.

Closed on public holidays, the entire month of February, 19 December 2019 - 6 January 2020, Easter and exceptionally at other times.

Please note the Library will be closed on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September for our annual colloquium

Contact the librarian:

Louise Ellis-Barrett, MSc, MA, MCILIP


telephone: +44 (0)20 7323 8312
fax: +44 (0)20 7323 8803
Department of Egypt and Sudan
The British Museum
Great Russell Street