Library and Learning Services

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

Information Hub open (Library staffed services): 8.00am - 9.00pm

Saturday - Sunday

Library open: 24 hours

Information Hub open (Library staffed services): 9.00am - 5.00pm

Centre for Academic Achievement

Core hours

  • Monday to Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Out of hours appointments available upon request.

The Centre for Academic Achievement can also be used as a quiet study space whenever the Library is open.

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.

6 - 7 July 2024

Due to Kasabian Live (in Victoria Park) the Library will be closed between 5.00pm on Saturday 6 July and 8.00am on Sunday the 7 July.

Library staffed services: 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Normal opening hours will resume at 8.00am on Sunday 7 July.

August bank holiday opening


The Library will remain open 24 hours on the bank holiday in August (Monday 26 August 2024).

Library staffed services are not available. Instead University Security will be present throughout this period.

Normal services will resume on the Tuesday directly after the bank holiday.

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

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