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Opening Hours: 2021-22

Everything you need to know about our opening hours and accessing the building.


Library opening hours are displayed as a colour-coded grid in the PDF below and are alternatively described in text boxes further down the page. 

Page last updated 14 November 2022.

Accessing the Library

The Library is in the Cornerstone Building, adjacent to the Skinner Building. Both the Library and 24/7 IT Suite are open every day, except between Christmas and New Year and the long Easter weekend.  

You will need your university ID card to access the building entrance (evenings only), library entrance (at all times) and 24/7 IT Suite (at all times).  Visitors are welcome in the Library during the day by ringing the bell at the library entrance and signing in.

During the autumn the 24/7 IT Suite is sometimes booked for library orientation sessions; a sign on the door will indicate if this is the case.

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

Regular opening hours 2022/23

Regular opening hours for the 2022/23 academic year are as follows:

Library open Service Desk open
Monday to Thursday 8am-midnight 8.30am-7pm
Friday 8am-midnight 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-midnight 10am-5.30pm

The above hours will be in operation between:

  • Monday 5 September and Friday 16 December 2022
  • Friday 6 January and Friday 31 March 2023
  • Monday 17 April and Friday 23 June 2023*

*On Bank Holiday Mondays 1 May 2023 and 8 May 2023 the Library will open 8.30am-midnight.  On the Bank Holiday on Monday 29 May 2023 the Library will open 10am-5.30pm. In these instances the Service Desk will be closed and a Security Officer will be on duty for the whole day.

Easter 2023

The opening hours below will be in operation between Saturday 1 April and Sunday 16 April 2023. Regular opening hours will resume on Monday 17 April 2023 (classes resume the same day).

Library Service Desk
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April 10am-midnight Closed
Monday 3 to Thursday 6 April 8.30am-midnight 8.30am-5pm
Friday 7 to Monday 10 April Closed  Closed 
Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 April 8.30am-midnight 8.30am-5pm
Friday 14 April 8.30am-midnight 8.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April 10am-midnight Closed

The 24/7 IT Suite will close at midnight on Thursday 6 April and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 11 April, in line with the full campus closure.