Due to the current lockdown, the information on this page is not currently accurate. The Library is operating self-service hours whenever it is open (9am to 7pm, seven days week): for more information about library services during the pandemic, see our Visiting Us page.
The University Library’s opening hours during Autumn term 2020 will be 8am to midnight every day:
To enter the buildings, you must have a valid University or Library Card or sign in at the Library reception.
Visitors who are not registered with the Library cannot currently enter our buildings. Anyone wishing to join the Library will need to do so during full service hours.
Opening times are split into full service hours and self-service hours:
These hours take effect from Monday 28 September.
Full service hours
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 5pm (via phone, email and chat)
Monday to Sunday: 5pm - 12 midnight
The Library Help Desk will be closed on Sundays through the Summer vacation period.
Our vacation service hours vary on an annual basis, mainly around Easter and Christmas. You can keep up to date by checking:
During full service hours you have access to the full range of Library services including help from staff.
During self-service hours you can:
However, you can't: