24/7 at Augustine House – What does it mean for you?


24/7 at Augustine House – What does it mean for you?

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We are delighted to announce that from 31 October until 20 January 2023, Augustine House will be open 24/7 to help support our students in the lead up to and during the assessment period. 24/7 access won’t be available from 19 December – 3 January and on the national bank holidays such as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Augustine House will be closed.

Given the pressure on University learning spaces, we cannot give access to visitors during this revision and assessment period. Members of the SCONUL Access Scheme, alumni and other paid members may use the Library during this time for set hours.

Find out more about what 24/7 means for you below.

Students and Staff

Out of standard opening hours, the library will operate on a self-service basis. A University smartcard will be required to access the building after 6pm on weekdays and during the weekends. If you have lost your Smartcard you should contact the i-zone.

While we appreciate everyone learns in different ways, we ask everyone to be respectful of other library users during this time and follow our code of conduct. Please ensure you are studying in an appropriate zone for the work you’re carrying out.


Stressless logo
Stressless logo

To help you relax and take much needed breaks whilst you’re studying, the library StressLess zone will be back from Monday 7 November and we’re excited to announce we have lots of new #StressLess resources, games, puzzles and crafts to help you unwind. We also have a range of StressLess activities planned including the ever popular free hot chocolates, Christmas tree decoration painting, biscuit decorating and a monthly games night in Augustine House Hall.

Your Digital Library

Cannot make it to the library?  Did you know there are thousands of resources available online 24/7 from the comfort of your own home?

As well as the traditional academic books and journals we have lots of modern research tools including e-books and free access to streaming services like Box of Broadcasts and Kanopy.  All the journal articles you find using LibrarySearch which are shown as full text are available to read online off campus.

Read an overview of what’s available

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Given the pressure on University learning spaces, we cannot give access to visitors during the revision and assessment periods, this includes access to Augustine House between 31 October – 20 January 2022.

For more information see our Visitors page.

SCONUL Access, alumni and paid memberships

Members of the SCONUL Access Scheme, alumni, retired staff and paying members may use the Library during the 24/7 period but will only have access to the building between 9:00 – 18:00 on weekdays and 9:00 – 17:00 at weekends.

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