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LibGuides: Opening Hours

The Library is located in the Cornerstone Building, in the south-west corner of the campus adjacent to the Chapel, and is open every day of the year except the period between Christmas and New Year and over the long Easter weekend.  See the boxes below, or open the pdf document below, for a detailed schedule.

BGU ID card access is in operation at the building entrance and the library entrance.  Card access at the library entrance is normally operational at all times.  Card access at the building entrance is normally activated in the early evening, after which time entry is restricted to current BGU students and staff members only. During the day visitors may gain entry to the Library by ringing the bell and signing in.

The University's 24/7 IT Suite is accessed via the building foyer.  It is open 24/7, all year round, except between Christmas and New Year and over the long Easter weekend (see the boxes below for exact closing and re-opening times).  Access to the 24/7 IT Suite is via BGU ID card at all times. At certain hours from late September to early November the 24/7 IT Suite is booked for library orientation sessions and is not available for general use; a sign on the door will indicate if it is booked.

When the Library is open but the Service Desk is closed use of the building is supervised by a Security Officer. Our Security Officers are happy to assist with basic library enquiries but are unable to issue books or provide IT support. 

Regular opening hours 2017/18

From Monday 4 September 2017 regular opening hours are as follows:

  Library open Service Desk open
Monday to Thursday 8am-midnight 8.30am-8pm
Friday 8am-midnight 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-midnight 10am-5.30pm


The above hours will be in operation between:

  • Monday 4 September and Friday 15 December 2017
  • Friday 5 January and Friday 23 March 2018
  • Friday 6 April and Friday 29 June 2018*

*On Bank Holiday Mondays 7 May and 28 May 2018 the Library will be open 10am-5.30pm; the Service Desk will be closed and a Security Officer will be on duty.

Summer 2018

The opening hours below will be in operation between Saturday 30 June and Sunday 2 September 2018. Regular opening hours resume on Monday 3 September 2018.

  Library Service Desk
Monday to Thursday 8.30am-9pm 8.30am-5pm
Friday 8.30am-9pm 8.30am-4.30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5.30pm Closed


On Monday 2 July 2018 the Library will be open 10am-5.30pm only; the Service Desk will be closed and a Security Officer will be on duty.
On Thursday 26 July 2018 the Library will be closed from noon to 2pm.
On Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 2018 the Library will be open 10am-5.30pm; the Service Desk will be closed and a Security Officer will be on duty.

Visitor access

Visitors and external members of the Library may visit the Library during the day. During the evening access to the Library is restricted to BGU staff and students only.  For more about services for visitors see our Information for Visitors LibGuide.

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