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Main Library open 24/7 from 20 March

The Main Library building will be open 24/7 every day from Monday 20 March to Saturday 23 December 2017.

The Main Library building opens at 7:30am on Monday 20 March and will remain open 24/7.  The new opening times will provide users with a staffed, secure and accessible environment for individual study, or to host group study sessions.

24-7 Main Library sign

Three levels of the Library will remain open to users all night - the lower ground, ground and first floors.

At midnight, users working on the other floors will be invited to move to lower levels. The upper floors will re-open each day at 7:30am.

A tannoy announcement will be made 30 minutes and then 15 minutes before the upper floors of the library close.  Users are asked to cooperate with library and security staff in clearing the upper floors promptly at closing times.

The open access computer spaces in Hugh Robson Building and High School Yards will close at 10:00pm and re-open at 7:30am daily.

Access is via swipe card. Please note that further study space is available throughout the University.

Out of Helpdesk staffed hours, access to the Main Library building is only guaranteed for swipe card holders. Those with day passes, external borrowers cards and reference cards are allowed access at the Library's discretion.