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Christmas Update: Library service is still here over Christmas

christmas update

Your Library Service is still here over Christmas for drop-in study spaces and 24/7 ASSIST chat! 

Whilst some of our services will pause over the Christmas period, you can still come in and grab a study space, use a PC and do some printing, or get access to remote library support. Things on campus might work slightly differently so we’ve outlined the changes below.  

Recalls & Requests 

Over the Christmas period, there will be no recalls or fines on books or laptops. Books will continue to renew as usual and laptop due dates have been extended until the first week of January. 

New requests for books, Inter-Library Loans and Laptops are now paused until 4th January. 

Study Spaces 

During the Christmas period, you will not need to pre-book a space. Staff will allocate a space for you upon arrival. Please ensure you have the NHS Track & Trace app before arrival, you will be required to ‘check-in’ to the libraries. Hot drinks & snacks will be available in the library! 

Christmas Opening times - Harrison, Walsall & Hutchison Libraries 

*Saturday 19 December, Harrison and Walsall are open 10-4pm; Telford is closed.* 

21-24 December  

10 am-4 pm  

25-28 December  


29-31 December 

10 am-4 pm  

1-3 January 


4 January 

return to standard  

Burton remains closed.  

For full details see the Opening Hours page. 

Online support 

Our 24/7 online chat will continue throughout the Christmas period, even Christmas Day! Please be advised that this service will be staffed by librarians from other Universities from 3.30pm on Saturday 19th December until 9am Monday 4th January. 

Study guides and links to online resources can be found on our Skills for Learning pages. 


Merry Christmas from all of your Library team!


For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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