24/7 opening hours

The Arts and Social Sciences Library is open 24/7 from Tuesday 11 January 2022. 
A Library desk service will be offered between 8am - 8pm, with a reduced reading and reference service from 8pm onwards.
Please be aware that library staff are only available until 8pm and entrance is by Ucard only after midnight.

Arts and Social Sciences Library

Opening hours

Loan periods and borrowing limits

All Arts and Social Sciences Library items are subject to the standard loan periods and borrowing limits with the following exceptions:

  • These materials are confined to the library:
    • new books on display
    • reference books
    • theses
    • items from special collections
    • recent issues of journals
    • examination papers
    • books marked with a red label

More about borrowing


Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TJ


  • Silent study
  • Group study
  • Staffed
  • Printing/scanning
  • Wheelchair access
  • Late opening
  • Weekend opening
  • Vending machine

Access information

Detailed access information for the Arts and Social Sciences Library from AccessAble.

Extra support

To discuss extra support you may need when coming to the library, including Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs), please contact Library Support.


General enquiries

Email: library-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8000 | Internal 88000

Customer Services Manager

Julia Richardson

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