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

The Main Library will be open until 8pm from  Monday 20 until Friday 24 January inclusive. Standard semester hours of 8am until 2am, seven days a week, begins from Monday 27 January.

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 5pm (Service Desk 9am to 1pm)
Tuesday
9am to 5pm (Service Desk 9am to 1pm)
Wednesday
9am to 5pm (Service Desk 9am to 1pm)
Thursday
9am to 5pm (Service Desk 9am to 1pm)
Friday
9am to 5pm (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 closed)
Tuesday
8am to 5.45pm (Service Desk closed)
Wednesday
8am to 5.45pm (Service Desk closed)
Thursday
8am to 5.45pm (Service Desk closed)
Friday
8am to 5.45pm (Service Desk closed)
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
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Library at The Gateway will be closed from Monday 20 until Friday 24 January inclusive during matriculation.

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

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