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.
Page last updated 5 November 2019.
From Monday 2 September 2019 regular opening hours for the 2019/20 academic year are as follows:
|Library open||Service Desk open|
|Monday to Thursday||8am-midnight||8.30am-7pm|
|Saturday and Sunday||10am-midnight||10am-5.30pm|
The above hours will be in operation between:
*On Bank Holiday Friday 8 May 2020 the Library will be open 8.30am-midnight. On Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020 the Library will be open 10am-5.30pm. In both instances the Service Desk will be closed and a Security Officer will be on duty for the whole day.
The opening hours below will be in operation between Saturday 4 April and Friday 17 April 2020. Regular opening hours resume on Saturday 18 April 2020 (classes resume on Monday 20 April).
|Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April||10am-midnight||Closed|
|Monday 6 to Thursday 9 April||8.30am-midnight||8.30am-5pm|
|Friday 10 to Monday 13 April||Closed||Closed|
|Tuesday 14 April to Thursday 16 April||8.30am-midnight||8.30am-5pm|
|Friday 17 April||8.30am-midnight||8.30am-5.30pm|
The 24/7 IT Suite will close at midnight on Thursday 9 April and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 14 April, in line with the full campus closure.
The opening hours below will be in operation between Saturday 27 June and Sunday 6 September 2020. Regular opening hours resume on Monday 7 September 2020.
|Monday to Thursday||8.30am-8.30pm||8.30am-5pm|
|Saturdays and Sundays||10am-5.30pm||Closed|
On Monday 29 June 2020 the Library will be open 10am-5.30pm only; the Service Desk will be closed and a Security Officer will be on duty.
On Friday 24 July 2020 the Library will be closed from noon to 2pm.
On Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2020 the Library will be open 10am-5.30pm; the Service Desk will be closed and a Security Officer will be on duty.
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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