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Opening Hours: 2020-2021

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


The Library is within the Cornerstone Building, in the south-west corner of the campus adjacent to the Chapel, and is open every day of the year except between Christmas and New Year and over the long Easter weekend.  

BGU ID card access is in operation at the building and 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 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.  Access is via BGU ID card. At certain times 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 24 August 2021.

Regular opening hours 2021/22

From Monday 6 September 2021 regular opening hours for the 2021/22 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 6 September and Friday 17 December 2021
  • Friday 7 January and Sunday 3 April 2022
  • Tuesday 19 April and Friday 1 July 2022*

*On Bank Holiday Monday 2 May 2022 the Library will be open 8.30am-midnight.  On the Bank Holidays on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June 2022 the Library will be 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.

Christmas 2021/22

The hours below will be in operation between Saturday 18 December 2021 and Thursday 6 January 2022.  Regular opening hours resume on Friday 7 January 2022 (classes resume on Monday 10 January 2022).

Library Service Desk
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December 10am-midnight Closed
Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December 8.30am-midnight 8.30am-5pm
Friday 24 December 8.30am-12.30pm Closed
Saturday 25 December to Monday 3 January Closed Closed
Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 January  8.30am-midnight 8.30am-5pm

The 24/7 IT Suite will close at 4pm on Friday 24 December and re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 4 January, in line with the full campus closure.

Easter 2022

The opening hours below will be in operation between Saturday 2 April and Monday 18 April 2022. Regular opening hours will resume on Tuesday 19 April 2022 (classes resume the same day).

Library Service Desk
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April 10am-midnight Closed
Monday 4 to Thursday 7 April 8.30am-midnight 8.30am-5pm
Friday 8 April 8.30am-midnight 8.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April 8.30am-midnight Closed
Monday 11 to Thursday 14 April 8.30am-midnight 8.30am-5pm
Friday 15 to Monday 18 April Closed Closed

The 24/7 IT Suite will close at midnight on Thursday 14 April and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 19 April, in line with the full campus closure.