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.
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|
|Saturday and Sunday||10am-midnight||10am-5.30pm|
The above hours will be in operation between:
*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.
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).
|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.
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).
|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.