Opening hours

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Semester opening hours

Our standard opening hours during semesters are:

Library building opening hours
  Library building Enquiries service
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Monday - Friday  07:00 00:00  08:30 20:30 
Saturdays and Sundays  09:00 21:00  12:00 17:00 

24-hour opening

Our next period of 24-hour opening:

  • begins at 07:00 on Monday 19 March
  • ends at midnight on Friday 30 March.

24-hour opening will recommence after the spring vacation. It will:

  • start at 07:00 on Monday 16 April 2018, and
  • end at 19:00 on Friday 18 May.


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.