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Opening hours

Our full range of services (including registrations) is usually available 9-5 Mon-Thu and 10-5 on Friday.  Before making a special trip, please check our Term-time service levels page for details of services and facilities available at different times of the day or contact us in advance.

Details of any emergency changes to our opening hours (e.g. due to adverse weather) will be posted on our News blog, Twitter feed and homepage. 

Summer Term

University Examinations period - restricted access for non-members

During the summer University Examinations period, from the end of March until mid-June, access for members of the public is restricted to 9-5, Monday to Friday. Study spaces may not be used when visiting as these are required by our own students revising for their exams. Access outside these hours is not possible.

Mon 18 April - Thu 9 June

Mon* - Fri 24 hours
Sat Open until 21:00
Sun Open from 08:30

Fri 10 June


Open until midnight

*Bank Holiday Mondays 2 & 30 May staffed service available 09:00 - 17:00.

Summer Vacation

Saturday 11 June - Sunday 18 September

Mon* - Fri* 08:30 - 17:00
Sat# Closed except#
Sun Closed

*Closed Friday 26 August & Monday 29 August - University Closure Day and Bank Holiday

#Open 11:00 - 17:00 Saturday 9 July, Saturday 20 August & Saturday 10 September

Welcome Week

Monday 19 September - Friday 23 September

Mon*- Thu 08:30 - 19:00
Fri 08:30 - 17:00

 Autumn Term

Saturday 24 September

Sat 08:30 - 21:00

Sunday 25 September onwards

Mon - Fri

24 hours
Sat Open until 21:00
Sun Open from 08:30

IT Help Counter opening times

This service is provided by Information Technology and is subject to availability. 


Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat & Sun 11:00 - 17:00


Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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