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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. 

Opening hours from 22nd June 2024 to be confirmed.


Monday 8 April to Friday 21 June 2024


 Library   Service Desk 
Monday to Thursday (except Bank Holidays*)  8.30am-midnight  8.30am-5.00pm
Friday  8.30am-midnight  8.30am-4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday  11am-7pm  Closed
*Mon 6 May & *Mon 27 May   11am-7pm  Closed


Summer 2024 opening hours 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.