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.
Page last updated 11 July 2019.
The hours below will be in operation from Saturday 29 June 2019 until Sunday 1 September 2019. Regular opening hours resume on Monday 2 September 2019.
|Monday to Thursday||8.30am-9pm||8.30am-5pm|
|Saturdays and Sundays||10am-5.30pm||Closed|
On Monday 1 July 2019 and Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019 the Library will open 10am-5.30pm; the Service Desk will be closed and a Security Officer will be on duty. Also on Monday 1 July 2019 the 24/7 IT Suite will be closed 10am-12.15pm for staff training.
From Monday 2 September 2019 regular opening hours 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 hours below will be in operation between Saturday 14 December 2019 and Friday 3 January 2020. Regular opening hours resume on Saturday 4 January 2020 (classes resume on Monday 6 January 2020).
|Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December||10am-midnight||Closed|
|Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December||8.30am-midnight||8.30am-5pm|
|Friday 20 December||8.30am-midnight||8.30am-4.30pm|
|Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 December||10am-midnight||Closed|
|Monday 23 December||8.30am-midnight||8.30am-5pm|
|Tuesday 24 December||8.30am-12.30pm||8.30am-12.30pm|
|Wednesday 25 December to Wednesday 1 January||Closed||Closed|
|Thursday 2 to Friday 3 January||8.30am-midnight||8.30am-5pm|
The 24/7 IT Suite will close at 5pm on Tuesday 24 December and re-open at 8.30am on Thursday 2 January, in line with the full campus closure.
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 Friday 17 April||8.30am-midnight||8.30am-5pm|
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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