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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. 

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday 24th June and Monday 29th July 2024.

Opening hours from 1st August 2024 to be confirmed.


17th to 23rd June 2024


 Library   Service Desk 
Monday to Thursday   8.30am-midnight  8.30am-5.00pm
Friday  8.30am-midnight  8.30am-4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday  10am-5.30pm  Closed




24th June to 31st July 2024

*Monday 24th June & Monday 29th July: Library CLOSED


Library Service Desk
Monday* to Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm


Fridays 8.30am-4.30pm


Saturdays & Sundays 10am-5.30pm



Opening hours from 1st August 2024 to be confirmed.

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.