Library Opening hours

Semester opening hours

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

DateLibrary buildingEnquiry services
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 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.

Our faculties & departments