Opening hours

Please note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice, depending on staff availability. If travelling to visit the Library, you are advised to check in advance by phone or email to confirm opening hours.

Tel: +44 (0)1865 274483

If you are a visitor or a current reader and you find the library is closed, please email the Librarian ( to see if an appointment to access the library can be arranged at short notice.

Term Hours:

Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 (closed 13:00-14:00 Mon-Fri)

Vacation Hours:

Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 (closed 13:00-14:00 Mon-Fri)

Closed Periods:

Saturdays and Sundays, Christmas and Easter. See also note at the top of this page.

Limited library access during September (see News feed on homepage for details). Please note that staff holidays are now taken in September due to the Library's support of a summer school during August.


During term, the Seminar Room is regularly used for classes and will be closed to readers. For more information, see LAC teaching programme.

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