Easter and May public holiday library opening hours


All our libraries will be closed from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April 2018 inclusive, with the Main Library closing on Thursday 29 March at 22:00.

  • The Main Library will reopen on Tuesday 3 April at 08:00 and 24/7 hours will resume, although the Research Reserve will be closed until Thursday 5 April.
  • The Barnes Library will be operating shorter opening hours on Tuesday 3 April from 10:00 to 16:00. It will be closed on Wednesday 4 April, reopening on Thursday 5 April.
  • Our other sites will reopen on Thursday 5 April after the Easter closure.

Public holidays in May

All our libraries, except for the Cadbury Research Library, the Dental Library and the Shakespeare Institute Library, will be open on Monday 7 May, but see opening hours for details as times vary from site to site.

With the exception of the Main Library and the Barnes Library, our sites will be closed on Monday 28 May, which is the last Bank Holiday in May. The Main Library will open 24/7, and the Barnes Library will be open from 09:00 to 17:00. 

While the Main Library is closed, books can be returned via the machine next to the main doors.