We are delighted to confirm that from 4 November until 17 January Augustine House will be open 24/7 to help support our students in the lead up to, and during, the assessment period.

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 and paid external members may use the Library during this time.

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.

During this time, you are being asked to base yourselves on the ground floor in the first instance, particularly on quieter nights. This will help with energy efficiency of the building and support Security and Housekeeping. But don’t worry, you can still access other floors to get books.

For more information on the facilities available during 24/7 please visit the student blog.:

Please note that there will be different opening times during the Christmas Break 16 – 31 December, with Augustine House being completely closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


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 4 November – 17 January.

For more information see our Visitors page:


SCONUL Access and paid external membership

Members of the SCONUL Access Scheme and external borrowers may use the Library during the 24/7 period but will only have access to the building between 8:30 – 18:00 on weekdays and 9:00 – 17:00 at weekends. Smartcard access is required outside of these hours.