University LibraryStaff and researchers

Using the library

During Office hours

The Library offers an Information & Enquiry Service during standard office hours (Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm).  User Services staff will be able to help you with most of your enquiries and if necessary will refer you to a colleague with more specialist knowledge.

So if you have queries about any of the following: how to successfully find the information you need, Inter Library Loans, booking rooms, IT problems and queries about borrowing items or just adding print credits, please just ask.

Evenings and weekends

The Enquiry desks are staffed by a smaller team of Library staff until 10pm on weekdays, and 9am-5.30pm on Saturdays and 10am - 9pm on Sundays, except during vacations. The staff will be able to help you with most of your enquiries but may need to refer you to a daytime member of staff for detailed assistance. 

Late evenings & 24/7 periods

After 10 pm in the evenings and during periods of 24/7 opening the Library is staffed by security personel. During these times you can use the computers and study spaces, refer to books and journals and borrow items via the self-service facilities.

If you have any enquiries during these times then please forward them to Ask a Librarian where they will be dealt with during standard office hours.

Vacation periods

During vacation periods, the Enquiry Desks will close at 17.30 weekdays (apart from on Wednesdays when it will remain open until 20.00). During the Easter vacation, the Library is staffed by security until 20.00 but they will not be able to assist with any library enquiries and will refer you to the Library staff the next working day. Please bear this in mind when you plan your visit to the Library.