Library end of term arrangements, Michaelmas Term 2019

All items are due back by 11pm on Monday 2 December.

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 4 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 15 January 2020.


Vacation opening hours:

The Library will open 10am-11pm on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December.

Thereafter, opening hours will be 9am to 5pm, weekdays only (closed weekends). However, there may be some days when it is necessary to close over lunch and we apologise for the inconvenience.

The Library and external study rooms will close for Christmas at 5pm on Friday 20 December 2019 and re-open at 9am on Monday 6 January 2020.

Full Term opening hours begin again the weekend before the Lent Full Term (11-12 January 2020).


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