Djanogly Learning Resource Centre

Winter break

Everything you need to know about accessing library resources and services before, and during, the break.

This page was last updated on 09 December 2022 at 16:08 (GMT)

Will libraries be open?

24/7 opening will end 16 December and start again 16 January. 

All library buildings will be closed from 23 - 27 December and 31 December - 2 January

George Green, Djanogly LRC and James Cameron-Gifford libraries will be open 9am - 5pm from 28 - 30 December. Check the individal library pages for opening times before your visit.

Whilst our libraries are closed, you can still access our online resources, including ebooks, ejournals, academic skills resources, help guides and more.

Our library staff are here to make sure you have access to the resources you need. Contact us by email, phone or live chat and we'll help you get ready for the break.


Your library loans

  • The last date for posting interlibrary loans and postal loans will be Monday 12 December. Any requests received after Sunday 11 December will be posted out on, or after, Tuesday 3 January. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.
  • Please cancel any book reservations you no longer need if you are leaving campus for the vacation. You can do this on NUsearch.
  • Any books on loan may be requested and will be due back within seven working days. Return books to any open library or by post to Hallward Library.
  • We will email you to let you know when you need to return your books, so please check regularly.
  • There will be a £1 a day charge for late returns up to a maximum of £10 per item.
  • Our library staff can help you to cancel any reservations you no longer need. Contact us by email, phone or live chat.

Your winter break checklist

Our handy guide to preparing for the winter break

Contact us if you're not sure where to get started.

Visiting libraries

  • Check the opening times for your library. All libraries will be closed from 23 - 27 December and 31 December - 2 January
  • The following libraries will be open from 9am - 5pm from 28 - 30 December - Djanogly LRC, George Green and James Cameron-Gifford
  • Print any documents you need for the winter break before you leave or we close.
  • If you want to visit a library at another university during the break, you can check whether they are participating in the SCONUL Access scheme. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

Your library loans

  • Borrow any books you will need during the break from our libraries and collect any requests before you leave or we close.
  • Return books you no longer need to the book boxes or self-service machines at any of our libraries. This will help us to make these available to others.
  • If you have requested books that aren’t yet available, please cancel the request on NUsearch. Any books on loan can be requested by others and books will be due back within seven working days.
  • Check NUsearch for details of your loans, requests and fines.
  • Looking for a good read for the festive period? Browse our leisure reading collection

Online resources


Contact us

Do you have questions about your library account or visiting the library?

Our helpline will be closed from 23 - 27 December and 31 December - 2 January

Online sessions and webinars

Take a look at our Libraries events calendar for online sessions to support your studies and research, including:

  • Ask Libraries - find out more about our library services and how to find resources
  • Study Chats - academic skills webinars on a range of topics including essay writing, revising, note-taking and more.

George Green Library

Opening times

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Borrowing books

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