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Library Services over the Festive Period

Library Services over the Festive Period

As we get closer to the end of semester 1 teaching we wanted to let you know what the library has to offer over the upcoming festive period!

24/7 opening

A reminder that 24/7 opening at Harrison Library, City Campus, and Walsall Campus Library, will pause on Monday 18th December for the Christmas period but will then start up again in the new year, running from Tuesday 2nd January through until Friday 14th January.

More information about 24/7 can be found in our Library 24/7 Opening article.

Library Availability over Christmas

Our libraries will be open across many days over the festive period where you will be able to make use of the study spaces and PCs, borrow and return books, or find a quiet and warm place to study. The on-site support will be limited and ID cards will be required to enter the library.

Students who wish to use the Hutchison Library at Telford Campus will need to ensure that they have registered for Extended Access in advance, otherwise, they will not be able to access the library. For more information about using Hutchison Library during any of our Extended Access periods, please visit or Hutchison Library webpage.

Date Opening Hours
Fri 22 Dec 08.30 am-midnight
Sat 23 Dec 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sun 24 Dec CLOSED
Mon 25 Dec CLOSED
Tue 26 Dec CLOSED
Wed 27 Dec 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Thu 28 Dec 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Fri 29 Dec 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sat 30 Dec 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sun 31 Dec 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Mon 01 Jan CLOSED
Tue 02 Jan Normal Opening Resumes

 Please see our opening hours page for further updates.

Help and Support

With the semester 1 assessment period looming, don't forget that you can still access a wealth of library support and guidance over the festive period including from our Library Exam and Assessment Support pages for guidance and tips to get the best out of the assessment period.

Support is also available online through Library Assist, where you can browse hundreds of knowledge articles and speak with a member of the library team or an international librarian 24/7, right across the festive period (even on Christmas day!).

Go to Library Assist

Skills for Learning – Christmas break updates

The Skills for Learning service will be closed for the holidays from Friday, 22nd December until Tuesday, 2nd January, but you can still access all of our study guides and video tutorials on Canvas.

From Monday, 8th January we will be providing extended drop-ins at Harrison Library. For updates on this, please head to our webpage.

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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