The Library

Opening hours

If you need help, please visit the Information Hub in the Library, call 0116 252 2448, email or or visit our online help

Please note that access for College Student members differs according to the time of year, for full details visit the Joining the Library page. 

Monday - Friday

Library open: 24 hours

Library staffed services: 8.00am - 9.00pm

Saturday - Sunday

Library open: 24 hours

Library staffed services: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Special Collections Reading Room

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am - 4.45pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Archives and Special Collections are available to view in the reading room or remotely by appointment during our opening hours. Please contact to arrange an appointment.

Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours 2023/2024

The Library will remain open 24 hours between Friday 22 December to 31 December 2023. Except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day when the Library will be closed.

University Security will be present throughout this period.

Normal services will resume on the Tuesday 2 January 2024.

University Security are present in the library when library staffed services are not available. 

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