University Library opening hours

Face masks are no longer mandatory in the Library. We understand that some students and staff will wish to continue to wear a face covering and we support those personal decisions. Please be respectful of staff and students who continue to wear a mask.

Scan in via the turnstiles with your university card to register your attendance whenever the Library is open. If you do not have your university card, you can obtain a temporary pass.

Please note:

  • the Library Coffee Shop operates different opening hours listed on the Catering Services web page. Do not assume the coffee shop is open whenever the Library is.
  • When staff are not available, you can still contact us via our online chat services.
  • Opening Hours are subject to change at short notice in response to local or national Government restrictions.

Restricted access for SCONUL and external members, and visitors
We regret that, because of the anticipated demand by our students for study spaces, it will not be possible to admit visitors to the Library for a short period. SCONUL members, External members, Day visitors and Under 18s will be unable to gain access to the University of Portsmouth Library during the University's dissertation hand-in and examination period, from Monday 1st May 2023 until Sunday 28th May 2023 inclusive.

Click on the blue bar below to see the Opening Hours for a particular period

 

Library Building

Reception Desk

IT Help Desk

Monday - Friday

24 hours

09:00 - 21:00

09:00 - 20:00

Saturday

24 hours

10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Sunday

24 hours

10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Please Note: The Reception Desk will close at 5pm on Thursday 18th May, Friday 19th May, Thursday 25th May, Friday 26th May, 1st June & 2nd June, 

Restricted access for SCONUL and external members, and visitors
We regret that, because of the anticipated demand by our students for study spaces, it will not be possible to admit visitors to the Library for a short period. SCONUL members, External members, Day visitors and Under 18s will be unable to gain access to the University of Portsmouth Library during the University's dissertation hand-in and examination period, from Monday 1st May 2023 until Sunday 28th May 2023 inclusive.

 

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Term Time - 24/7 Opening

Events and notices for Monday 15th May 2023