St Mary’s University Library Hours

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St Mary’s University Library Hours

The Main Library is a comprehensive study facility located at the heart of our campus. Here you will find 300 study spaces, as well as 24 hour computer rooms and printing/scanning/copying facilities.

Also available are 48 loanable laptops, group study rooms and charging lockers for mobile devices.

Staff are on hand to help you with any questions you may have when you are in the Library, as well as the option to book a slot to see one of our liaison librarians for more in-depth study support.

Adjacent to the Main Library is the iLearn Café, another 24 hour study area containing PCs and vending machines for refreshments when the Library is closed.

Opening Times

  • Monday-Friday: 8.15am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 12-6pm 

Term-time opening hours

Day Main Library and Naylor Library Overnight Access to IT Facilities
Monday – Thursday 8.15am – 9pm 9pm – 8.15am following day
Friday 8.15am – 9pm 9pm – 11am Saturday
Saturday 11am – 5pm 5pm – 12 pm Sunday
Sunday 12.00pm – 6pm Open until 8.15am Monday

Please note: Opening hours will vary during University vacations. Please contact us for clarification.

SCONUL Access for UK students and academic staff

St Mary’s University participates in the national  SCONUL Access scheme for university libraries, providing access to printed library resources and study facilities for students and staff of other universities.

If you fall into one of the following groups then you will be able to borrow a limited number of printed library items from us via SCONUL Access:

  • Academic staff of most UK HE institutions on open or fixed term contracts
  • Postgraduate research students registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification
  • Part-time, distance learning and placement students
  • Full-time postgraduates.