Opening hours


Mask/face-covering policy

Following the latest updates in the Government’s Higher Education Guidance, and the University’s own guidance, Library Services expects that all students, staff and visitors (unless exempt), will wear face coverings in all study spaces and all libraries. If you have forgotten your mask please ask staff who will be able to provide a spare, disposable mask on entry.

Following this guidance will help ensure that users and staff remain safe, so that we are able to keep our libraries open. Thank you for your support.


BooksOur libraries are open again for visitors.

Main Library

Tuesday 4 January - Thursday 14 April

The library will open at 08:00, and will remain open 24 hours a day.


The Main Library café is open Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00.

See our Main Library webpage for further details of our services.

Barber Fine Art Library

  • Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Barnes Library

The Library's study spaces are available when the Medical School is open. However, the High Demand Collection, is only open when the library is staffed.

High Demand Collection

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Cadbury Research Library

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:20 - 15:40 (closed 13:00 - 13:30)
  • Friday 10:20 - 13:10
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Outside of opening hours, there are:

  • the 1-1 virtual Reading Room
  • small in-person and remote teaching sessions
  • an enquiry and reprographics service

Dental Library

  • Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 16:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Orchard Learning Resource Centre

  • Monday to Tuesday: 08:30 - 18:30
  • Wednesday to Friday: 08:30 - 16:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Shakespeare Institute Library

  • Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed




Professional Services