24-hour opening hours
Library extended opening hours for the 2022/23 academic year
The following libraries will be open twenty-four hours, seven days a week throughout most of the autumn, spring and summer terms. Our other five libraries will be open term time hours.
24-hour opening restarted on Monday 16 January 2023
If you need to access resources from another library outside of standard opening hours but aren’t sure how to do this, you can ask any member of Library staff wearing a blue lanyard or get in touch by phone, email, live chat or social media.
Don't forget your University Card
Please bring your University Card for access to our libraries.
During extended opening hours, we will only be able to provide access to the library via University Card or the MyNottingham app.
If you leave the library for a break, please make sure you have the MyNottingham app for re-entry.
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Library facilities and support
- Study spaces can be booked via Click and Study until 8.45pm. After this time, all library spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, including group spaces for collaborative working.
- Books can be borrowed using the self-service machines. You will need your University Card.
- You’re welcome to bring drinks and cold food into our libraries. Please only eat hot food in designated café areas.
- After 10pm, our library spaces are monitored by Octavian Security who carry out regular welfare walk rounds. You can get in touch with them by texting or calling the Text Noise mobile number displayed on posters throughout each library.
Studying and wellbeing top tips
Here are some of our top tips for making the most of your study time and looking after your wellbeing.
- Start your studies as early as possible, set yourself an achievable target (such as a set number of chapters or words) and head home to get some rest once complete.
- Many of the lights in our libraries are movement activated. If the lights near you turn off, please move around to activate them. Please do not work in the dark.
- The Support and Wellbeing Service are available to support you with your studies.
- Visit your Faculty’s Student Academic Skills Moodle for guidance and webinars on study strategies, including time management.
- Download the HealthyU exams toolkit for guidance on preparing for assessments.
- Utilise your playlists, the right music can really help you focus. We've created some custom playlists to help you get in the zone for studying. Give them a try.
- For advice on planning your journey home, visit the Personal Safety and Student Safety webpages, which includes details of the Safer Taxi Scheme. Where possible, avoid travelling alone.
- In an emergency, you can contact University Security by calling 0115 951 8888.
- If you need support, or are concerned about your health or wellbeing, you can find useful contacts on the HealthyU website and notice boards in each of our libraries.