Arts and Social Sciences Library

Lift unavailable 23 July to 10 August 2018

The lift will not be available due to essential maintenance work from Monday 23 July until Friday 10 August. During this time we will be running a book retrieval service for those unable to access the upper floors, please speak to a member of staff on the Information Desk or contact our Library Support team on

24/7 study centre

The ground floor study centre is open 24/7 for 362 days of the year.

Vacation Upper Floors opening hours

From Monday the 11th of June, the upper floors of the Arts and Social Sciences Library will be open from 08:00 to 21:30

Vacation upper floors opening hours

Information Desk opening hours

The locking down process for this service starts 15 minutes before the closing time.

DayOpening hours
Monday to Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday Closed all day
Bank Holidays and University closure days Closed all day

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


  • 24/7 study centre
  • Silent study
  • Group study
  • Staffed
  • Scanning
  • Wheelchair access
  • Late opening
  • Weekend opening
  • Café
  • Vending machine

Access information

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

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

Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8000 | Internal 88000

Customer Services Manager

Jenny Fisken

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