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Rhodesian
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I need a quite place to revise that is open late in London.
Public libraries close around 8 and I do most of my revision late at night.

I can’t revise at home because I share a bedroom and my brother needs to sleep at night.

I heard that you can get passes for the use of university libraries which are open all night.
I applied for the LSE library but I’m don’t know if I’ll get a pass or how long it will take.

I was wondering if any other universities do it and how I would get access to these uni libraries in London.

Also I’m in year 13 and revising for my A levels of that helps.
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You could try the reading room at the British Library - those are open to anyone with a pass, not just students.

(You'll still have to apply for a reader's pass though)

EDIT - ignore me, those shut at eight.
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The LSE library isn't open all night btw - it shuts at midnight in michaelmas and spring terms. It's only open 24 hours during exam season (so May/June)

I think the UCL library is open 24 hours though.
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(Original post by Rhodesian)
I need a quite place to revise that is open late in London.
Public libraries close around 8 and I do most of my revision late at night.

I can’t revise at home because I share a bedroom and my brother needs to sleep at night.

I heard that you can get passes for the use of university libraries which are open all night.
I applied for the LSE library but I’m don’t know if I’ll get a pass or how long it will take.

I was wondering if any other universities do it and how I would get access to these uni libraries in London.

Also I’m in year 13 and revising for my A levels of that helps.
I thought it costs to use a university library, atleast it is this way at mine if you don't study there. On the LSE library website it states restricted access till the 26th of October.
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I thought it costs to use a university library, atleast it is this way at mine if you don't study there. On the LSE library website it states restricted access till the 26th of October.
I don’t need it now. But I remember that it would have been really helpful during my exam month and a few months before for my AS Levels. I barely revised my AS levels as a result. I still got decent grades though AAC.

I’m fine with using the library after the 26th of October.

I visited the LSE library on an open day and I really liked it.
I applied on the website and I got an email saying it’ll take 5 working days to process.
I’m not sure if they’ll even let me though as the reason I put down was that I need a quite space to revise that’s open late.

If they don’t let me I’m not sure what else I can do.

And how much do you think it’ll cost for other universities like yours.
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(Original post by Rhodesian)
I don’t need it now. But I remember that it would have been really helpful during my exam month and a few months before for my AS Levels. I barely revised my AS levels as a result. I still got decent grades though AAC.

I’m fine with using the library after the 26th of October.

I visited the LSE library on an open day and I really liked it.
I applied on the website and I got an email saying it’ll take 5 working days to process.
I’m not sure if they’ll even let me though as the reason I put down was that I need a quite space to revise that’s open late.

If they don’t let me I’m not sure what else I can do.

And how much do you think it’ll cost for other universities like yours.
I think LSE would probably prefer those who want to use the library for academic research but its not to say they can't decline you. It's also important to consider that university libaries open late at night will usually only be open during university exam season when it gets busy but some may be 24/7. My university actually charges £50 which is bizarre if UCL's is (free?) I think it varies.
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