Hallward Library

Hallward Library supports the learning, teaching and research needs of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

This includes the subject areas of arts, humanities, law and social sciences, and a European Documentation Centre.

Services available at Hallward Library

Students sat outside Hallward Library, University Park 

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Opening times

General opening hours
Days  Library  Lending desk 
Monday to Friday  8am - 9.45pm  8am - 9.45pm 
Saturday  9am - 9.45pm  9am - 4.45pm 
Sunday  9.30am - 9.45pm  9.30am - 4.45pm 
Monday to Friday  8.30am - 8.45pm  9am - 5pm 
Saturday  9am - 8.45pm  9am - 4.45pm 
Sunday  9.30am - 8.45pm  9.30am - 4.45pm 

Additional information about opening times

Please note that when the lending desk is closed, no cash transactions may be carried out.  Fines of £3 or more may be paid using a debit or credit card via a self service machine.

Details of University term and semester dates

Closing procedures

Last entry to the library is 15 minutes before closing time. A tannoy is used to announce the closing procedures, starting 30 minutes before closing time.

This is a large building to clear and close, and some areas and equipment will be unavailable earlier than the closing time.

Contact details

Hallward Library
University Park

Tel: 0115 95 14514

Map of library locations

Library floorplan (PDF)

Useful links


If you have any queries about access please contact the Library on 0115 95 14514.

The Hallward Library has:

  • door access via level front door
  • four floors
  • lift to all floors
  • wheelchair-accessible unisex WC's
  • low level service point
  • parking for blue badge holders in front of Library
  • Deaf Alerter system installed
  • Hearing Loop situated at reception desk, exit desk and lending desk 

Access plans showing emergency exits and refuges:


What is available at Hallward Library?

Audio visual

Please see the learning hub for details of equipment there. In addition, video and DVD playback equipment is available in the open area on level 4. Microform reader-printers are available in room 424. Headphones are not available to borrow, although they are attached to the dedicated video and DVD playback equipment.

Computer training room

Room 101 is available for computer training, with 30 computers and a trainer’s computer and display screen. This room may be booked via Central Timetabling. When not booked for training, this room is made available for student use.

Learning Hub

Hallward has the largest learning hub with flexible learning spaces (open areas and bookable rooms link) offering the latest facilities including interactive SMARTboards, plasma screens and computers.  The screening room is bookable via the Timetabling Office.

Postgraduate study rooms

Individual postgraduate study rooms are available (seven on level 3, eight on level 4) and can be booked via UNLOC for up to two days at a time until 9 pm on weekdays and 4 pm at weekends (times may differ during vacations).

To book on UNLOC, click on the Laptops/rooms link at the top of the basic search screen. Room keys are available from the lending desk and will be held for one hour after the start of the booked period. After that they will be made available to other users.

Fines for the late return of keys are 80 pence per hour.  

Self Service collection of reservations

You can now collect your reserved items in Hallward library, whenever it is open.

Your item will be shelved in the Short Loan collection for you to issue on the self service machines.  Look for your item under your initials (first and last names) and your library system number (quoted on your arrival notification email).

If you need help, please ask a member of library staff.

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