Western Bank Library opening 

2018 - 2019

Building Improvements in Progress

Work is now underway to improve the heating, cooling and air quality in Western Bank Library. This will provide a more comfortable environment for students and staff.

The following services are available via the main entrance (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm):

  • Self-service book returns
  • Collection of requested items
  • Access to browse research collections (appointment only - please contact a member of our Faculty Engagement Team)
  • Library information and advisory services.

Reading spaces will be unavailable until October. Alternative spaces are available in the Information Commons, The Diamond and the Health Sciences Library. Further details about the project and FAQs can be found here.

Further details about the project and FAQs can be found here.

For more information about Library services, please contact Library Help.

Summer Vacation

Exceptions (including Bank Holiday opening)

Outside staffed hours, entry is limited by swipe access to registered library borrowers only. External Readers can use the library during staffed hours.

We welcome children under 16 into Western Bank Library - please note, all children must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a parent/responsible adult (registered library borrowers only).


Semester opening times (Monday 24 September - Sunday 9 June)

Opening hours Staffed hours
Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 24:00 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 08:30 - 21:00 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 24:00 12:00 - 18:00

Summer Vacation (Monday 10 June - October 2019)

Opening hours Staffed hours
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00
Limited services available due to improvement work. Further details about the project and FAQs can be found here.

Exceptions

Opening hours Staffed hours
17 - 20 December 09:00 - 21:00 09:00 - 19:00
21 December 09:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 17:00
22 December  - 1 January CLOSED CLOSED
18 April 08:30 - 24:00 09:00 - 17:00
19 April 08:30 - 21:00 09:00 - 17:00
20 April 10:00 - 21:00 Self-service only
21 April 10:00 - 24:00 Self-service only
22 April 08:30 - 24:00 09:00 - 17:00
6 May 08:30 - 24:00 09:00 - 17:00
7 May - 7 June

Weekday opening from 07:00

Weekends from 08:30

Normal semester staffed hours
(See above)

27 May

07:00 - 24:00

09:00 - 17:00

9 June 10:00 - 18:00 12:00 - 18:00
26 August 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00
23 - 26 September 09:00 - 21:00 09:00 - 19:00
27 September 09:00 - 21:00 10:00 - 19:00