Your library at Christmas

We hope you enjoy your Christmas break, even if you are still studying.

Vacation loans start on Thursday 7 December and end on Thursday 4 January. Vacation loans are due back on Thursday 11 January.

Study facilities during the holiday:

All libraries except the Arts and Social Sciences Library close from Sunday 24 December to Tuesday 2 January.

Arts and Social Sciences Library

Sunday 24 December – CLOSED
Monday 25 December - CLOSED
Tuesday 26 December - CLOSED
Wednesday 27 December (ground floor) – 24/7
Thursday 28 December (ground floor) – 24/7
Friday 29 December (ground floor) – 24/7
Saturday 30 December (ground floor) – 24/7
Sunday 31 December (ground floor) – closed at 10pm
Monday 1 January – CLOSED
Tuesday 2 January – Library reopens at 9am; then 24/7 on all floors until 19 January

Beacon House

Open 7.30am - 10pm except Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December, Monday 1 January.

Grace Reeves Study Centre

Open 8am -10pm except Monday 25 December and Tuesday 26 December.

Senate House Study Centre

Open 24/7 except Monday 25 December and Tuesday 26 December.

All libraries are open from Wednesday 3 January 2018 with term-time opening hours. 

Extended opening during the January 2018 assessment period

24/7 in the Arts & Social Sciences Library from Tuesday 2 January (from 9am)
8am - midnight in the Wills Library from Wednesday 3 January.

Off-campus access to library resources

Many of the Library’s eBooks, eJournals and databases are available to use off-site via the web. Help and advice is available.

Ask A Librarian

Use our out-of -hours service if you have questions about library resources or

For IT enquires call 0117 428 2100 - phone line open 24/7

Use of other university libraries

You may be able to use other UK University libraries for reading and reference through the SCONUL Access scheme.

Coming in January

  • The Find a Study Desk service will take place during the January assessment period - this is designed to indicate desk availability levels across the libraries and study centres at regular times during the day


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