University of Edinburgh Library Hours

By | 31st May 2017

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University of Edinburgh Library Hours

Opening hours and staffed hours of the Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ

Main Library is open 24/7

20 March – 23 December 2017

 The University’s Main Library is open 24/7 from 20 March 2017.

The new opening times will provide students with a staffed, secure and accessible environment for individual study, or to host group study sessions.

Three levels of the Library will remain open to students all night – the lower ground, ground and first floors.

At midnight, students working on the other floors will be invited to move to lower levels. The upper floors will re-open each day at 7.30am.

A tannoy announcement will be made 30 minutes and then 15 minutes before the upper floors of the library close.  Users are asked to co-operate with library and security staff in clearing the upper floors promptly at closing times.

The cafe space will also be open as study space during the night during semester time. Opening times can be found below.

The open access computer spaces in Hugh Robson building and High School Yards will close at 10.00pm and re-open at 7.30am daily.

Access is via swipe card. Please note that further study space is available throughout the University.

Out of Helpdesk staffed hours access to the Library building is only guaranteed for swipe card holders. Those with day passes, external borrowers cards and reference cards are allowed access at the Library’s discretion.

 

Helpdesk opening hours

Monday 20 March – Thursday 8 June 2017
Day Helpdesk services begin Helpdesk services end
Monday – Thursday 9am 7:50pm
Friday 9am 6:50pm
Saturday 12 noon 4:50pm
Sunday 12 noon 6:50pm
Friday 9 June – Thursday 7 September 2017
Day Helpdesk services begin Helpdesk services end
Monday – Thursday 9am 7:50pm
Friday 9am 4:50pm
Saturday 10am 12:50pm
Sunday Closed Closed

Semester hours resume Friday 8 September 2017.

Centre for Research Collections (CRC)

Opening hours for the Centre for Research Collections, including Special Collections, can be found on their website:

Library Cafe

During term-time the cafe space will be open to library members outwith the cafe service opening times. Access will be via swipe card only.

Cafe opening times – term time
Open Closed
Monday – Thursday 08:30 – 22:00 (Cafe closes at 22:00. Cafe space will be vacated for 30 mins and then re-open):

Cafe space: 22:30 – 06:00

06:00 – 08:30

 

Friday 08:30 – 18:00 (Cafe closes at 18:00. Cafe space will be vacated for 30 mins and then re-open):

Cafe space: 18:30 – 06:00

06:00 – 8:30
Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 (Cafe closes at 18:00. Cafe space will be vacated for 30 mins and then re-open):

Cafe space: 18:30 – 06:00

06:00 – 10:00
Sunday 12:00 – 18:00 (Cafe closes at 18:00. Cafe space will be vacated for 30 mins and then re-open):

Cafe space: 18:30 – 06:00

06:00 – 12:00

Opening hours of the Law Library, David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JX

The Law Library will operate from the David Hume Tower, George Square from Monday 13 June 2016

 
Friday 26 May – Sunday 17 September 2017
Monday – Friday* 9am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed                  

* Tuesday mornings, from 12 June – 4 September 2017, Law Library Helpdesk will open at 10.15am to allow for staff training.

Monday 18 September – Saturday 2 December 2017
Monday – Thursday   9am – 10pm
Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 12 Noon – 5pm

Please note that access to David Hume Tower after 9pm Monday to Thursday and after 4pm on Saturday and Sunday is by swipe only. All valid Student, Staff, Borrower and Reference card holders will be able to access the library by swiping their card to gain entry.

Staffed services close 10 minutes before the Library, please ensure you have carried out all transactions by this time.

Users are asked to co-operate with library and security staff in clearing the building promptly at closing times.

Other sites

See printed notices and plasma screens for local information, also news bulletins and service alerts on the IS website.