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Current Library Services

Find out what services are currently available from the Library and how they are being delivered.

Accessing the Library building safely

To comply with social distancing guidelines, a one-way system is in operation in the Library building. From 19 July you are expected to wear a face covering when moving around the building unless you are exempt. You may remove your face covering whilst sat at your study desk.

Main entrance - for study spaces, the Library Café and the IT-Service Desk

Use the main entrance to enter the Library building in order to access a booked study space, attend a booked IT Service Desk appointment, or use the Library Café.

Find the exact location of the Main entrance to the Library using our What3Words address:

Bear left to access the Library Café or bear right to access study spaces or the IT Service Desk. You may have to queue at busy times. To access study spaces and the IT Service Desk, you must bring your booking confirmation and your campus card with you. We will check your booking at the Welcome desk when you arrive.

One way sign asking people to keep their distanceOne-way system

Once you're beyond the security barriers, please follow the one-way route, which is marked with directional signage and arrows on the floor (and on the floor plans, below.) To reach the upper floors, please use the central staircase. To come back down, you will need to use the staircase behind the lifts. Lifts are available for those who require them - one person per lift.

North entrance (Palmer quad) - to pick up Click & Collect items

To collect items which you have requested using the Click & Collect service, please enter the Library via the sign-posted door on the north side of the building (opposite the Palmer and Carrington buildings). 

To find the exact location of the north entrance use our What3Words address;

Opening Hours
  Library building open Click & Collect service open
Saturday 12 June - Sunday 19 September

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

Sat - Sun**: Closed

* Except Closed Monday 2 August, Tuesday 3 August  & Monday 30 August.


** Except Saturdays 17 July, 14 August & 18 September open 08:30 - 17:00

Mon- Fri*: 11:00 - 14:00

Sat - Sun**: Closed

* Except Closed Monday 2 August, Tuesday 3 August  & Monday 30 August.


** Except Saturdays 17 July, 14 August & 18 September open 11:00 - 14:00