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Library & Learning Services

Your 24/7 Library

Access library resources whenever you need them, 24/7 – all floors of Fountains are accessible all year round.

You'll always find all floors of Fountains open 24/7 – even on Christmas Day – to provide you with year-round access to our Library's resources and facilities.

We also offer extensive staffed hours, so help from a member of staff is never far.

Regular term-time staffed hours

 Service DeskAcademic Liaison Librarians / Digital TrainersIT & Media Technical Support
Monday 8.00am – 10.00pm 9.00am – 5.00pm  8.00am – 6.00pm 
Tuesday 8.00am – 10.00pm  9.00am – 5.00pm  8.00am – 6.00pm 
Wednesday 8.00am – 10.00pm  9.00am – 5.00pm  8.00am – 6.00pm 
Thursday 8.00am – 10.00pm  9.00am – 5.00pm  8.00am – 6.00pm 
Friday 8.00am – 10.00pm  9.00am – 5.00pm  8.00am – 6.00pm 

10.00am – 10.00pm 

Sunday 11.00am – 10.00pm 

 Regular out-of-term staffed hours

 Service Desk
Mon–Sat See above 
Sunday* 11.00am – 7.00pm

*Staffed hours for out-of-term Sundays also apply on bank holidays, with the exception of any closure dates (see below). Please refer to GOV.UK to check forthcoming bank holiday dates for England and Wales.


Closure dates

Please note that the University and its offices will usually be closed over the Christmas period. During this time, the Library will be open and available to use, but will not be staffed. Below are the next forthcoming closure dates:

Saturday 21 December – Wednesday 1 January

(Regular hours to resume Thursday 2 January)

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