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Opening Hours: 2023-24

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. 

Weekend opening hours during semester 1 and early in semester 2 are subject to change. See below for the latest updates. Page last updated 27 November 2023.


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. 

Saturday 6 January to Friday 21 June 2024

For the time being our weekend opening hours remain shorter than usual. Apologise for the ongoing inconvenience this may cause.

Library open Service Desk open
Monday to Friday 8am-midnight 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturday 10am-midnight 1.30pm-midnight 1.30pm-5.30pm
Sunday 10am-midnight 1.30pm-midnight CLOSED

The above hours will be in operation between:

  • Saturday 6 January and Friday 22 March 2024
  • Saturday 6 April and Friday 21 June 2024*

*On Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2024 the Library will open 8.30am-midnight.  On Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2024 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.