The Library

Opening hours

If you need help, please email us on library@le.ac.uk or studentservices@le.ac.uk or visit our online help

Monday - Friday

Library open: 24 hours

Library staffed services: 8.00am - 9.00pm

**  The Library will be open 9.00am to 7.00pm on Wednesday 21 December and Thursday 22 December 2022 due to essential work on the Fire Alarm taking place overnight on these two dates. ** 

See Christmas and New Year Opening Hours for Friday 23 December 2022 to Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Saturday - Sunday

Library open: 24 hours 

Library staffed services: 9.00am - 5.00pm

See Christmas and New Year Opening Hours for Friday 23 December 2022 to Tuesday 3 January 2023

Special Collections Reading Room

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Thursday: 10.30am - 4.45pm

Friday: 1.15pm - 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 specialcollections@leicester.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.

The reading room will be closed for Christmas from 3pm on Thursday 22 December 2022 until 3 January 2023. Enquiries and appointment requests received during this time will be answered after 3 January. 

Christmas and New Year opening hours

Christmas and New Year opening hours 2022/23

The Library will be open 24 hours from Friday 23 December 2022 to Tuesday 3 January 2023.

The Library will be closed on Christmas Day (25 December 2022), Boxing Day (26 December 2022) and New Year's Day (1 January 2023).

The Library will close at 9.00pm on Saturday 24 December 2022 and re-open at 9.00am on Tuesday 27 December 2022

The Library will close at 9.00pm on Saturday 31st December and re-open at 9.00am on Monday 2 January 2023

University Security will be present throughout this period.

Normal services will resume on Wednesday 4 January 2023

Support Services Reception in the Students Union

Support Services Reception on the second floor of the Students Union (Percy Gee)

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Christmas and New Year opening

The Support Services Reception will be closed from Friday 23 December 2022 to Tuesday 3 January 2023

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

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