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.  

Main Library

This week's opening hours

Monday
8am to 2am (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
Tuesday
8am to 2am (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
Wednesday
8am to 2am (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
Thursday
8am to 2am (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
Friday
8am to 2am (Service Desk 9am to 9pm)
Saturday
8am to 2am (Service Desk 10am to 5pm)
Sunday
8am to 2am (Service Desk 11am to 6pm)

All students are welcome to study in this space.

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

This week's opening hours

Monday
9am to 10pm (Service Desk 9am to 1pm)
Tuesday
9am to 10pm (Service Desk 9am to 1pm)
Wednesday
9am to 10pm (Service Desk 9am to 1pm)
Thursday
9am to 10pm (Service Desk 9am to 1pm)
Friday
9am to 10pm (Service Desk 9am to 1pm)
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You will need your ID card for access after 1pm.

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

JF Allen Library

This week's opening hours

Monday
8am to 5.45pm (Service Desk 10am to 12 noon)
Tuesday
8am to 5.45pm (Service Desk 10am to 12 noon)
Wednesday
8am to 5.45pm (Service Desk 10am to 12 noon)
Thursday
8am to 5.45pm (Service Desk 10am to 12 noon)
Friday
8am to 5.45pm (Service Desk 10am to 12 noon)
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

This week's opening hours

Monday
8am to 9.30pm
Tuesday
8am to 9.30pm
Wednesday
8am to 9.30pm
Thursday
8am to 9.30pm
Friday
8am to 9.30pm
Saturday
8am to 9.30pm
Sunday
8am to 9.30pm

You will need your ID card for access after 6pm from Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Ettie Stewart Steele Reading Room

This week's opening hours

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

This week's opening hours

Monday
8am to 12 midnight
Tuesday
8am to 12 midnight
Wednesday
8am to 12 midnight
Thursday
8am to 12 midnight
Friday
8am to 12 midnight
Saturday
10am to 12 midnight
Sunday
10am to 12 midnight

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