Library Opening Hours

Campus libraries will be extending opening hours on a phased basis.

Monday 21st September to Sunday 4th October

Monday-Thursday: 8.45am-5pm
Friday: 8.45am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Monday 5th October onwards

In the first instance, late evenings will be on Monday and Thursday.

Monday: 8.45am-9pm
Tuesday: 8.45am-5pm
Wednesday: 8.45am-5pm
Thursday: 8.45am-9pm
Friday: 8.45am-4pm
Saturday: 1pm-5pm
Sunday: Closed

The Virtual Library is open and our full range of e-resources are available online 24/7.


Visiting our Campus Libraries

Who can visit campus libraries?

Campus libraries are open to students and staff of the University.

What should I do before visiting a campus library?

Read the guidelines set out in the University's Return to Campus: Key information webpage.

What services are available?

  • The 'Reserve and Collect' service allows you to request books in advance of coming to campus. Bookshelves will not be accessible to library users.
  • Study Spaces (including Group Study Rooms).
  • Computers
  • Printing, copying and scanning
  • Help from Library staff.
  • The Document Delivery service is available and books requested can be picked up in each campus library.
  • Library staff can retrieve print journals and reference materials for you to consult. Please arrange in advance via email to Campus Library Managers.
  • Library staff can retrieve materials from Special Collections for you to consult. Please arrange in advance via email to Special Collections.
  • You will not be able to borrow a laptop at this time.

What measures are in place to provide a safe study environment?

  • Library capacity and study spaces is reduced in each library and will be monitored by library staff. Study space capacity in each campus library is as follows:
    • Belfast: 21
    • Coleraine: 96
    • Jordanstown: 250
    • Magee: 74
  • All areas are cleaned in accordance with University infection control guidelines.
  • One-way systems and other social distancing measures are in place throughout each library.