The Main Library is open to UoB staff and students (no paid external visitors, no SCONUL members, no new external registrations, no day visitors).
You must book in advance before coming to the library. See our safety rules and find out what services are available.
- Monday-Friday: 8:00-22:00 (see collection hour trial below)
- Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Collection-only hour trial
From Monday 1 March to Friday 12 March, we're trialling a collection-only hour from 8:00-9:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
You will be able to visit the Main Library without booking, in order to collect books and other materials, but you will not be able to study during this time. The building will be cleared at 9:00, and bookings will start from 10:00.
The Main Library café is open Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00 and is accessed via the doors on the patio.
Print, collect requests, return
If you want to collect an item you've requested* or return an item, or print off a document, please go to the Main Library's Wolfson Room (open Monday-Friday, 10:00-16:00, and 8:00-16:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the collection-only hour trial). You don't need to book. Access is via the side door of the Main Library opposite the Teaching and Learning Building. There is no access between the Wolfson Room and the Main Library.
*Loanable items only. If you're collecting a reference or library-use only item, you will need to book a visit and collect the item from the Library Information Centre on the ground floor of the Main Library.