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Opening hours

From April 2017 until Autumn 2019 Library services operate from two buildings: study space and services are located in the URS Building; printed materials are still available to borrow from the adjacent Library building. This is to provide a quieter working environment whilst the Library Refurbishment Project gathers pace.  Please note that that study space in the URS Building is usually busiest between 11:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday - see Study space across campus for alternative places to work.

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. 

Easter Vac/Summer Term - Wed 4 April to Fri 8 June

Are you a visitor? Your access is limited during exam time - find out more about restricted access this term.

URS Building hours

(Study space, Café, IT Service Desk, Study Advice
and all other Library services)

Library Building hours

(Printed resources with some Library help)

Mon - Fri

24 hours Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat Open until 21:00 Sat

09:00 - 22:00

Sun Open from 08:30 Sun

09:00 - 22:00


IT Service Desk opening times

The IT Service Desk is located on the Ground Floor of the URS Building. 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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