24 Hour Library
We are pleased to announce that in response to student demand, from 7.30am on 31 October 2016 our Main Library building will be open 24 hours a day.
From 7.30am on 31 October 2016, the Library will be open 24 hours a day until midnight on 23 December 2016 when we will revert to vacation hours. We will then resume 24 hour Library opening hours in the New Year.
Why is the Library changing to 24 hour opening?
The Library will be changing to 24 hour opening in response to student-demand. We hope the change will help students who wish to study later with an appropriate environment to do so. This should help students to better separate their study and personal environments to create a better study-life balance. It will also help students whose homes are not suitable for studying and those who need to access resources and facilities after midnight.
What will the Library service be after midnight?
The Main Library will be open during this time, providing access to resources and any self-service facilities including scanners and printers, book check out and book return machines. Staff will be on duty throughout the night to offer basic assistance if required. For more complex enquiries, we recommend that you speak to a member of the Customer Support team on the Helpdesk between 8.30am-9.30pm, or email email@example.com. Email enquiries will also be answered between 8.30am-9.30pm.
Will any other Library spaces be open after midnight?
Only the Main Library will be open changing to 24 hour opening. Following this change, the Learning Grid University House will no longer be open 24 hours. The PG Hub and all other Learning Grid spaces will not be effected by this change and their opening hours will stay the same. Check the website for details of opening hours.
When will the Wolfson Research Exchange be open?
The Wolfson Research Exchange is open the same hours as the Main Library, meaning that it too will be changing to 24 hour opening.
What will the opening hours of the University House Learning Grid be?
As the Main Library will now be offering 24 hour opening, Learning Grid University House will no longer be open 24 hours. The Learning Grid University House will close at 10pm on 31 October 2016, and opening hours will change to 7am-10pm until Christmas vacation hours begin. The Christmas vacation hours will be as follows:
Up to 24th December open 07:00 until 22:00
24th December – to close at 18:00
Closed Christmas Day
26th December until 31st open 07:00 until 22:00
31st December – to close at 18:00
1st January onwards open 07:00 until 22:00
Will the Library Cafés be open too?
No, the Library cafés will not be open overnight. We therefore recommend that you come prepared and bring enough food and drink for however long you plan to stay. The water dispensers will still be in operation so you will have access to water. The vending machines will also be available for snacks and hot drinks.
What do I need for my visit to the Library?
You will need to bring your student card to gain access to the Library. We recommend that you plan your visit well and bring items that you may need, such as cold food, spare change for the bus, warm clothes and your phone charger. Make sure you are aware of bus times if you live off campus. We also advise that you let someone know where you will be and your travel plans.
How can I get to and from the Library?
You will need to arrange your own transport to and from the Library, and be aware of what services are running through the night. More details.