Library end of term arrangements, Michaelmas Term 2018

All loaned items are due back by 11pm on Monday 26 November:

If this is likely to cause problems because of outstanding work, please contact the Library to make a special arrangement – tel: (3)38970 or email:


Vacation borrowing starts at 1pm on Wednesday 28 November:

The Library will be closed that morning for final checking and tidying. Should there be any URGENT reason why you must use the Library that morning, please ring the doorbell.

You may borrow up to 10 items for the vacation. No vacation borrowing is permitted until all term loans are returned and bills settled.

Vacation loans are due back by 11pm on Wednesday 16 January 2019.


Vacation opening hours:

The Library will open 10am-11pm on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December.

Thereafter, opening hours will be 9am to 5pm, weekdays only (closed weekends). However some days may have shorter opening hours and/or be closed over lunch, depending on staff availability. It may also be necessary to close at other times, possibly at short notice. If planning a journey specifically to use the Library, we recommend that you phone ahead to check availability – 01223 338970.

The Library and external study rooms will close for Christmas at 5pm on Wednesday 19 December 2018 and re-open at 9am on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Full Term opening hours begin again the weekend before the Lent Full Term (12-13 January 2019).


Opening hours for the Archive and Special Collections are separate; if you are planning to visit in person, please see the Arranging a visit webpage.  Thank you