Opening hours

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Please be aware
  • We're refurbishing the individual study rooms (carrels) on Levels 4 and 5.
  • The new rooms will be redecorated, with updated furniture, carpets, power and lighting. The rooms will also be available to book online.
  • There will be some noise on Levels 4 and 5 while we do this work.
  • Please go to Level 1 if you'd like to work in complete silence.


24-hour opening

Our next period of 24-hour opening will begin on Monday 20 March until the beginning of Spring vacation on 31 March. The Library building will open at 7am on Monday 20 and will not close until midnight on the 31st.

During Spring vacation, from Saturday 1 to Sunday 16 April 2017, the Library will be open:

  • From 7am to midnight on weekdays
  • From 9am to 9pm on weekends

24-hour opening will begin again on Monday 17 April and will end on Friday 19 May 2017.


Semester 2 opening hours

From Monday 9 January until 19 March 2017, our opening hours will be:

Opening hours
DayLibrary openStaffed service available
Monday-Friday 07:00-00:00 08:30-20:30
Saturdays and Sundays 09:00-21:00 12:00-17:00


Summer vacation opening hours

Summer vacation opening hours run from the last week in May to the second week in September. During this time, the Library building is:

  • Open 7am-7pm from Monday-Friday
  • Open 9am-5pm on Saturdays
  • Closed on Sunday

The Library is usually closed over Glasgow Fair weekend in July. We are usually open over the Bank Holiday Monday at the end of September. Please check this page closer to the time before making a journey.


Borrowing and returning books when the desk is closed

  • You can borrow books using the self-service kiosks on Level 3.
  • You can return items using the Returns sorter at the main entrance on Level 3.
  • To borrow or return Short Loan books out of hours, please use the self-service kiosks in the Short Loan area.
  • Top up your print card online or at the kiosk on Level 3. See our printing pages for more information.

Self-service kiosks in the Library.  



Our cleaning staff work from 7am until 10am each morning. There will be some associated noise while we work to keep the building clean. Please help us by using the bins and recycling facilities available throughout the Library.