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.

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

 

Library Building

Reception Desk

IT Help Desk

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec

10:00 - 16:00

11:00 - 15:00

11:00 - 15:00

Mon 18 - Fri 22 Dec

08:00 - 20:00

08:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

Sat 23 - Tue 26 Dec

Closed

Closed

Closed

Wed 27 - Fri 29 Dec

10:00 -16:00

Security Only

11:00 - 15:00

Sat 30 Dec - Mon 1 Jan

Closed

Closed

Closed

Tue 2 - Fri 5 Jan

08:00 - 00:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 00:00

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jan

08:00 - 00:00

11:00 - 15:00

08:00 - 00:00

Service Restrictions During the Christmas Vacation Period 

  • From Saturday 23rd December 2023 until Tuesday 2nd January 2024 our Online Chat Service will be staffed by our out-of-hours librarians who are located around the world. They are highly skilled and will be able to answer most enquiries or will refer your query onto UoP Library staff who will reply on or after the 2nd January 2024.
  • Any emails received after 4pm on Friday 22nd December 2023 will also be answered on or after 2nd January 2024.
  • Over the Christmas period reservations will only be satisfied if the item is available on the shelf. This will apply from 8th December 2023 to 9th January 2024.
  • If a request is made via Click & Collect, Document Delivery or the Postal Loans Service between 22nd December 2023 and 2nd January 2024 then the earliest the item will be available for collection or despatch will be 3rd January 2024.
  • Normal Term Time - 24/7 opening will resume at 8am Monday 8th January 2024

 

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Term Time - 24/7 Opening

Events and notices for today, Monday 4th December 2023