Opening hours

We are open to current University of Leicester students and staff only. You can still access all online materials using library search, including ebooks, journals and databases.

The David Wilson Library remains open for essential purposes only for:

  • All students on exempted courses and undertaking face-to-face teaching on campus
  • Vulnerable students, including students without access to IT or suitable study space
  • Essential research activities for PGR students and academic staff

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

Opening hours up to Wednesday 31 March 2021

Following the current Government guidance the opening hours of the Library building are:

Day Library open Staffed service Remote Enquiry Service
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
Saturday 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm
Sunday 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm

Opening hours over Easter 2021

Following the current Government guidance the opening hours of the Library building are:

Day Library open Staffed service Remote Enquiry Service
Thursday 1 April 10am - 4pm No Service No Service
Good Friday 2 April 10am - 4pm No Service  No Service
Saturday 3 April 12 noon - 5pm No Service No Service
Easter Sunday 4 April 12 noon - 5pm
No Service
No Service
Easter Monday 5 April 10am - 4pm No Service
No Service
Tuesday 6 April 10am - 4pm
No Service
No Service

Opening Hours from Wednesday 7th April 2021 to Sunday 11th April 2021

Day Library open Staffed service Remote Enquiry Service
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
Saturday 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm
Sunday 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm

Opening Hours from Monday 12th April 2021 to Friday 7th May 2021, see below for May Bank Holidays**

Day Library open   Staffed service Remote Enquiry Service
Monday - Friday  9am - 7pm 9am - 7pm  9am - 7pm
Saturday 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm  12 noon - 5pm
Sunday 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm  12 noon - 5pm

Opening Hours from Saturday 8th May 2021 onwards, see below for May Bank Holidays**

Day Library open Staffed service Remote Enquiry Service
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm 9am - 7pm 9am - 7pm
*Saturday 9am - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm
*Sunday 9am - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm 12 noon - 5pm

*At the weekend the Library will be staffed by Security between 9am and 12noon 

** Monday 3 May and Monday 31 May 2021

Day Library open Staffed service Remote Enquiry Service
Monday 3 May 9am - 7pm No Service No Service
Monday 31 May 9am - 7pm
No Service No Service