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Opening Hours: 2022-23

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 18 September 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. 

September to December 2023

18/9/23: Due to staff shortages, and for the time being, the Library will be opening at 1.30pm instead of 10am on Saturdays and Sundays, starting from Saturday 23 September. The hours below have been amended to reflect this. Apologies for any inconvenience this adjustment may cause.

The hours below will be in operation between Monday 4 September and Friday 15 December 2023:

Library Service Desk
Monday to Thursday 8am-midnight 8.30am-5pm
Friday 8am-midnight 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10am-midnight 1.30pm-midnight 10am-5.30pm 1.30pm-5.30pm