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Opening Hours

JB Priestley Library 2017

Opening Hours Staffed Hours
1 Jan until 31 Dec The building remains open 24 hours*** Monday**-Friday 9:00-17:00*

Weekends: Self-service only

* The Library Enquiry Desk on Floor 0 opens at 10:00 on Thursdays to allow for staff training.

** Self service only on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May, 29 May and 28 August.

*** The JB Priestley Library will only be closed on these 5 statutory holidays:

  • 1 Jan (New Year’s Day);
  • 14 April (Good Friday);
  • 16 April (Easter Sunday);
  • 25 Dec (Christmas Day);
  • 26 Dec (Boxing Day).

 Summer Term 2017

Mon 24 Apr until Fri 26 May Opening Hours Staff Hours
Monday*, Wednesday, Friday 8:45-17:30 8:45-17:30
Tuesday and Thursday 8:45-19:00 8:45-19:00
Saturday 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00

*The Management and Law Library will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May and 29 May 2017


Opening Hours and Contact Details

Issues and closures

November 2016 onwards. Estates are improving the Library’s heating systems, lighting and windows.  On occasion, the Reading Room may experience unusual noise levels and other disruption.  This work is now coming to an end!

More on these and future works/issues: Building Works News and Service Issues

Easter and May Bank Holiday 2017.  We’re closed Friday 14-Tuesday 18 April and Monday 1 May 2017.

Standard opening hours

Special Collections welcomes members of the University and external visitors. Our limited staffing means access is by appointment only.

Please note that we are not open every day and we regret that access to collections will seldom be possible for visitors arriving without appointment.  Please don’t make any travel or other arrangements before you have arranged a firm appointment with us.

Times available for appointments: Tuesday-Friday, 10-4.30. We stay open during lunchtime whenever staffing permits. Further information about Visiting Special Collections.

Staff and students of the University of Bradford may consult some books from Special Collections without appointment via the Special Collections Fetch Service.

If you can’t visit us in person, you may find our Reprographics or other services helpful.

Contact details


Postal address: Special Collections
J. B. Priestley Library
University of Bradford
Bradford. BD7 1DP.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1274 235256.

Twitter: @100objectsbrad