After last week’s drama, things are returning to normal. The Library is once again open 24/7, visitors are welcome with approved photographic ID, cardless visits for students are once again possible during staffed hours, the Library CafĂ© is open again selling hot and cold drinks and snacks. Everything is rapidly getting back to normal.

Check out our new dedicated webpage for ongoing updates.

As of Monday 7th November 2022 day visitors must be over the age of 18. Visitors will be required to show proof of age if requested by library staff.

This is as a result of a spate of recent incidents of misbehaviour. The Library is working on a new process to enable access for under 18s who wish to use the Library for study purposes.

In the interim period the Library reserves the right to decline entry to visitors, entry will be granted for study purposes only and all visitors are reminded of the need to abide by the Library Regulations.

Summer is here, the weather is great (today!) and we all have a little more time to relax and take a break. We will be open over the summer though, so pop in, say hi, and pick up some holiday …

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From Saturday 18 June the library will move to its shorter summer vacation opening hours. We will still open 8 am – midnight Mondays-Fridays and during the day on Saturdays and our eresources and 24/7 support will still remain available, it is just the library building opening hours that are becoming a little shorter. On the bright side, the postgraduate study suite is now open as long as the library building.

We would like to reassure everyone that the Library will remain open and offering nearly the full range of services under ‘Plan B’ Covid-19 restrictions announced by the Government. The in-person duty librarian service is temporarily suspended. You can chat …

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Unsure what the world was going to be like over Christmas, with the Government making decidedly undecided noises about whether unnamed ‘restrictions’ would have to be put in place to protect the NHS, and therefore whether we would even be …

Christmas is coming, the seasonal display is already up! Read more »