Archives & Special Collections Reading Room

The Archives & Special Collections Reading Room is open by appointment only. Email to make an appointment.

Closing bells

If you are studying towards the end of the day, you may hear our closing bells.

We ring the closing bells:

  • Twice approximately 30 minutes before closing
  • Twice approximately 20 minutes before closing
  • Three times ten minutes before closing

Sometimes, if the Library is very busy, we may ring the bells again just before closing. Please make sure you begin to pack up your things and make your way out of the Library at least ten minutes before we are due to close. This helps our staff make sure the building is securely closed on time.


Summer vacation opening hours - 2023

Summer vacation hours begin on Saturday 20 May and run until the exam resit period begins on 24 July 2023.

 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
Monday–Friday 07:00 19:00* 09:00 17:00*
Saturdays 09:00 17:00 Closed
Sundays Closed Closed

* The Library building and enquiries service will be closed on:

  • Late May Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2023
  • Glasgow Fair Friday 14 July 2023
  • Glasgow Fair Monday 17 July 2023


Exam resit opening hours - Semester 2, 2023

Exam resit opening hours for Semester 2, 2023 begin at 09:00 on Monday 24 July 2023 and run until 21:00 on Monday 7 August 2023.

The Library will close at 19:00 on Tuesday 8 August 2023.

Summer vacation opening hours will begin on Wednesday 9 August 2023.

 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
from 24 July–7 August 2023
07:00 21:00 09:00 17:00
Saturdays and Sundays
from 28 July–6 August 2023
09:00 17:00 Closed
Tuesday 8 August 2023 07:00 19:00 09:00 17:00


Contact the Library

Please contact us if you'd like to check our opening hours before travelling to campus.