LibraryOpening hours

Vacation opening hours

Summer vacation hours as of Monday 17 June are:

DateLibrary buildingEnquiry services
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Monday–Friday 07:00 19:00 09:00 17:00
Saturdays & Sundays 09:00 17:00 Closed

Public holiday closures

The Library will be closed on the following dates during summer:

  • Bank Holiday Monday 27 May;
  • Friday 12 July;
  • Saturday 13 July;
  • Sunday 14 July;
  • Monday 15 July.

Out-of-hours support

You may want to use our out-of-hours support service when our enquiries desk is closed.

Extended hours for exam resits

From Monday 22 July to Monday 5 August 2024, the Library will be open for longer to support students who are re-taking exams or assessments. During this time our opening hours are:

DateLibrary buildingEnquiry services
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Monday–Friday 07:00 21:00 09:00 17:00
Saturdays 09:00 17:00 Closed
Sundays 09:00 17:00 Closed

Extended opening ends at 21:00 on Monday 5 August. From Tuesday 6 August we revert back to our vacation opening schedule.

 

 

Semester opening hours

Outwith 24-hour opening and vacations, our opening hours are:

DateLibrary buildingEnquiry services
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Monday to Thursday 07:00 00:00 09:00 20:00
Fridays 07:00 00:00 09:00 17:00
Saturdays & Sundays 09:00 21:00 12:00 17:00

 

Archives & Special Collections Reading Room

The Archives & Special Collections Reading Room is open by appointment only. Email archives@strath.ac.uk 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

If the Library is very busy, we may ring the bells again 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.

 

Our opening hours day-by-day

Use our calendar to check Library, Enquiries Service, and Archives & Special Collections Reading Room opening hours.