Summer vacation opening hours

24-hour opening ends at 19:00 on Friday 20 May 2022. From Saturday 21 May 2022 we will run to our summer vacation schedule until the start of the revision period for exam resits on 27 July 2022. Summer opening will resume on Tuesday 9 August.

 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
Friday 20 May 2022
End of S2 exam diet
24 hours 19:00 09:00 17:00
from 21 May onwards
09:00 17:00 Closed
from 22 May onwards
Closed Closed
from 23 May onwards
 07:00 19:00 09:00  17:00

Building work in the Library

The Library is undertaking a refurbishment programme over the summer to replace all of the existing windows with upgraded, more energy-efficient triple glazing. To ensure the safety of customers and to aid the swift progress of the project, library floors will be closed, one at a time from the week beginning Monday 23 May. The work is starting on Level 5 and will move down through the building floor by floor.

This means that there will be periods of time when customers will not be able to browse the Library collections. However, for the duration of the project we are implementing a book fetching service to ensure that customers can continue to get access to the materials that they require from the closed floors.

Read more about the refurbishment programme and book fetching service. 

Bank holiday closures

  • The Library will be closed for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June. The Library is open as normal on Saturday 4 June.
  • The Library will be closed for the Glasgow Fair weekend from Friday 15 to Monday 18 July 2022 inclusive.


Summer resits opening hours

From Wednesday 27 July we will extend our opening hours to support those preparing for exam resits.

From Tuesday 9 August we will revert back to our summer opening schedule above.

 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
Monday 25 and
Tuesday 26 July 2022
07:00 19:00 09:00 17:00
Weekdays from Wednesday 27 July to Monday 8 August inclusive 07:00 21:00 09:00 17:00
Weekends from Saturdays 30 July to Sunday 7 August inclusive 09:00 17:00 Closed
Tuesday 9 August 2022  07:00 17:00 09:00  17:00


Archives & Special Collections Reading Room

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


Contact the Library

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

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.