Building work in the Library

The Library is undertaking a refurbishment programme to replace all of the existing windows with upgraded, more energy-efficient triple glazing. There may be some noise in the Library while this work is carried out. We apologise for the disruption and thank you for your patience & understanding.

Read more about the refurbishment programme.  

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

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.

 

Semester opening hours - Semester 1

Standard semester opening hours run from Monday 12 September to Sunday 20 November (inclusive).

24-hour opening for the Semester 1 exam diet begins on Monday 21 November.

 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
Monday–Thursday
from 19 September
07:00 00:00 09:00 20:00*
Fridays
from 23 September
07:00** 00:00 09:00 17:00
Saturdays and Sundays
from 17 September
09:00** 21:00 12:00 17:00

 * The enquiries desk will be staffed from 09:00–17:00 on Monday 19 September (funeral of HM The Queen) and Monday 26 September (September Holiday Monday).

** Level 5 will be closed on Saturday 24, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 September, to allow us to carry out essential maintenance. The rest of the Library is open as normal. Please speak with staff at the Enquiries desk (Level 3) if you need an item from Level 5.

 

24-hour opening - Semester 1

24-hour opening for the Semester 1 exam diet:

  • begins at 07:00 on Monday 21 November 2022
  • ends at 23:59 on Friday 16 December
 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
Monday–Thursday
21 November–15 Demcember
24 hours, 7 days 09:00 20:00
Fridays
25 November–16 December
24 hours, 7 days 09:00 17:00
Saturdays and Sundays
26 November–11 December
24 hours, 7 days 12:00 17:00

 

Winter vacation, Christmas and New Year 2022/23

24-hour opening ends at 23:59 on Friday 16 December 2022.

Vacation opening hours start from 07:00 on Saturday 17 December 2022.

Normal semester opening resumes on Monday 9 January 2023.

 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
Friday 16 Demcember 24-hour opening 23:59 09:00 17:00
Saturday 17 and
Sunday 18 December
09:00 17:00 12:00 17:00
Monday 19–
Thursday 22 December
07:00 19:00 09:00 17:00
Friday 23 December Closed  
Christmas Eve
Saturday 24 December
Closed Closed
Christmas Day
Sunday 25 December
Closed Closed
Boxing Day
Monday 26 December
Closed

Closed

Tuesday 27–
Friday 30 December
09:00 17:00 Closed
Hogmanay/New Year's Eve
Saturday 31 December 2022
Closed Closed
New Year's Day
Sunday 1 January 2023
Closed Closed
Bank Holiday
Monday 2 January
Closed Closed
Tuesday 3 January 09:00 17:00 Closed
Wednesday 4 January 09:00 17:00 Closed
Thursday 5 and
Friday 6 January
07:00 19:00 09:00 17:00
Saturday 7 and
Sunday 8 January
09:00 17:00 12:00 17:00

 

Semester opening hours - Semester 2

Standard semester opening hours run from Monday 9 January to Sunday 19 March 2023 (inclusive).

24-hour opening for the Semester 2 exam diet begins on Monday 20 March 2023.

 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
Monday–Thursday
from 9 January 2023
07:00 00:00 09:00 20:00
Fridays
from 13 January 2023
07:00 00:00 09:00 17:00
Saturdays and Sundays
from 14 January 2023
09:00 21:00 12:00 17:00

 

24-hour opening - Semester 2

24-hour opening for the Semester 2 exam diet:

  • begins at 07:00 on Monday 20 March 2023
  • ends at 23:59 on Friday 19 May 2023
 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
Monday–Thursday
20 March–18 May 2023
24 hours, 7 days 09:00 20:00**
Fridays
24 March–19 May 2023
24 hours, 7 days 09:00 17:00
Saturdays and Sundays
25 March–14 May 2023
24 hours, 7 days 12:00 17:00

 ** The enquiries desk will be staffed from 09:00–17:00 on:

  • Good Friday (7 April) 2023
  • Easter Monday (10 April) 2023
  • Early May Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2023

 

Summer vacation opening hours - 2023

Summer vacation hours begin at 09:00 on Saturday 20 May and run until the exam resit period begins on 24 July 2023.

 Library buildingEnquiry services
Date Open Close Open Close
Saturdays
from 20 May–22 July 2023
09:00 17:00 Closed
Sundays
from 21 May–23 July 2023
Closed Closed
Monday–Friday
from 22 May–21 July 2023
07:00 19:00*** 09:00 17:00***

*** 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
Monday–Friday
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.