Students told the University they wanted 24-hour Library opening, including through National Student Surveys. We listened and invested. With new staffing arrangements agreed, we can now announce the dates of 24-hour term-time Library opening 2014:
- The last two weeks of the spring term: Sunday 9 March to Saturday 22 March 2014.
- After the Easter break and throughout the summer term: Tuesday 22 April to Friday 4 July 2014.
- 24-hour opening in term-time will be standard over the 2014-2015 session.
Check our opening hours page for precise times and dates. (We do close Saturday night/Sunday morning for our essential maintainance – and your recreation!)
What do you think? Please leave us your comments below.
You can read what students told us last year in ‘Your views on 24-hour Library opening ‘ when the Library piloted 24-hour opening for exam-time 2013.
Service levels and noise
The Library will be self-service early evening to morning and on May Bank Holidays. All study areas, PCs, printers and photocopiers will be will be available. You can pay small fines, borrow, return and renew at Self-Service Points, including ‘holds’ you collect yourself. See our website for which service level to expect when.
Please note that cleaning, including the use of vacuums, will take place regularly 05:30-08:30 Monday to Friday, plus occasional reactive cleaning. There will also be fire alarm testing every Monday at 08:30. Whilst we apologise for any disturbance to your concentration, this is essential to maintain a pleasant and safe working environment for all.
Security staff will be on duty overnight. Between 00:00 and 08:00, you will need your Campus Card to operate a swipe-card entry system at the right-hand front door. This should help restrict entry to University members only for your safety.
Rachel Redrup, Marketing Co-ordinator