Library spaces

Everyone studies and prefers to work in different ways, which is why the Library provides a number of spaces across the University to offer a range of environments in different locations. Choose from busy social areas in modern buildings or smaller more peaceful spots in characterful historic buildings. Check below for information about the opening times for each of the library spaces, where you can find them, what facilities are available and for photographs of each of the locations.  

 

Level 3 will be closed for browsing from 9am until 1pm each day until 18 January (inclusive). Service Desk staff will fetch any items you need during this time.

Main Library

Opening hours and access

Monday
9am to 8pm (vacation hours)
Tuesday
9am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Wednesday
9am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Thursday
9am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Friday
9am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Saturday
10am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Sunday
10am to 5pm (vacation hours)

Opening times will be extended until 8pm from Monday 21 until Sunday 27 January.

All students are welcome to study in this space.

Opening hours will revert to 8am until 2am every day from Monday 28 January.

St Mary’s College Library, incorporating the King James Library

Opening hours and access

Monday
10am to 3pm (vacation hours)
Tuesday
10am to 3pm (vacation hours)
Wednesday
10am to 3pm (vacation hours)
Thursday
10am to 3pm (vacation hours)
Friday
10am to 3pm (vacation hours)
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

These libraries can be found on South Street, St Mary’s Quadrangle.
All students are welcome to study in both these spaces.

Opening hours will revert to standard semester times from Monday 28 January.

JF Allen Library

Opening hours and access

Monday
8am to 5.45pm
Tuesday
8am to 5.45pm
Wednesday
8am to 5.45pm
Thursday
8am to 5.45pm
Friday
8am to 5.45pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

This Library is upstairs in the Physics building on the North Haugh.
All students are welcome to study in this space.

Library at The Gateway

Opening hours and access

Monday
9am to 7pm (vacation hours)
Tuesday
9am to 7pm (vacation hours)
Wednesday
9am to 7pm (vacation hours)
Thursday
9am to 7pm (vacation hours)
Friday
9am to 7pm (vacation hours)
Saturday
9am to 7pm (vacation hours)
Sunday
9am to 7pm (vacation hours)

You will need your ID card for access after 5pm.

Library at The Gateway is the basement-level of the large round building on the North Haugh which also houses the School of Management.
All students are welcome to study in this space.

Opening hours will revert to standard semester times from Monday 28 January.

Ettie Stewart Steele Reading Room

Opening hours and access

Monday
9am to 5pm
Tuesday
9am to 5pm
Wednesday
9am to 5pm
Thursday
9am to 5pm
Friday
9am to 5pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

This reading room is in the Chemistry building on the North Haugh.
All students are welcome to study in this space.

Martyrs Kirk, Thomson Reading Room

Opening hours and access

Monday
9am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Tuesday
9am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Wednesday
9am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Thursday
9am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Friday
9am to 5pm (vacation hours)
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Postgraduate students, including taught postgraduates, and University staff can use this space.

Opening hours will revert to standard semester times from Monday 28 January.