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Library opening hours

JB Priestley Library - Covid-19 special measures

The Library is open for all current students and staff.

Hours from Tuesday 1 June 2021

DayService opening hours
Monday 09:00-17:00
Tuesday 09:00-17:00
Wednesday 09:00-17:00
Thursday 09:00-17:00
Friday 09:00-17:00
Saturday 10:00-16:00
Sunday closed

JB Priestley Library - Covid-19 special measures

There is no access to the book shelves. Please use the Click and Collect service to request any books that you need.

There is very limited access to study spaces. You must book an individual, quiet study space in advance. 

Please do not visit the library until you have received an email confirming one of the following:

  • Your book is ready for collection.
  • You have a study space reserved for the day.
  • You are collecting or returning a 1-week loan laptop using the Lapsafe cabinet.

Your UB card is essential for entry. Please email if you need to enter but do not yet have your UB card.

Please wear a face covering at all times, unless you have a medical exemption.

No other services will be available. 

Note: there is no access for external members of the library at this time. This includes graduates of the University. 

Current members of the Commonweal Collection may request books from that collection only. Please see our Click and Collect page for details.

Special Collections

Please contact the University Archivist for details about Special Collections opening hours. Access is by prior appointment only.