Answered By: Ewan McCubbin Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015 Views: 35
Thanks for your recent feedback about the Library’s opening hours.
I’m sorry if you’ve seen information that was incorrect but we are indeed going to open 8am-10pm Monday to Friday over the Summer vacation. We will be open 10am-7pm at weekends and hope to extend this to 10am-10pm for a few weekends in August when Masters dissertations are due for submission.
We’re constantly keeping opening hours under review but the provision this year replicates 2013’s offer which at the time represented a significant improvement. Prior to 2013 the Library only opened 9am-8pm Monday to Friday during vacation and 10am-2pm on a Saturday, with no provision at all on Sundays. Not great so we have tried to make things better! The gradual increase in opening hours represents an improvement of 45% in the last 3 years.
As I say, we’ll continue to keep an eye on use over the summer and any feedback received from students and other users. If we feel there’s a good case for further extensions to these hours next year, we’ll certainly consider making the case to the University for the additional investment in staffing levels that would be required.
Ewan McCubbin (Assistant Director)