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Library Opening times and Staffed Service hours  

Please check the advice below regarding Library staffed service hours, service availability and contacting the Library.

The Library Building

The Library building is open 24 hours a day, all year round including all national and University holidays though staffed services will vary.

Very occasionally, these opening hours are subject to change. We will give as much notice as possible of any changes online and using Library news channels.

In case of severe weather, a news item is normally added to the University homepage to notify of any changes to the campus and library building opening hours.

Issue Desk and Self-Issue

The Issue Desk is based on Level 2 of the Library. Staff here can assist with borrowing library items, user account queries, paying fines and can provide general advice about using the Library.

The Issue Desk staff are also responsible for issuing new and replacement Library cards to staff and students. There is more information about getting a library card available online.

Issue Desk Semester time staffing:

The Issue Desk is currently unstaffed during the latest UK lockdown. Staff are working remotely and can be reached via email at library@bath.ac.uk

Queries are responded to via email during normal working hours.

  • Monday - Friday from 0900 to 1700

Issue Desk staff are visiting the campus intermittently through the week but please contact us for advice before coming to the Library.

Self-issue machines:

The Self-Issue machines are available for use, on Level 2, at any time when the Library building is open.  You will require your Library card to use the Self-Issue machines. You can watch a video guide to using Self-Issue.

You can return via the Book Discharge slots near the Issue Desk anytime the building is open.

Loan items will be discharged from borrower accounts the next working day.

Support from Subject Librarians

Library advice, services and our extensive e-collections are all currently available online: https://library.bath.ac.uk/

If you have any questions please contact our friendly librarians using library@bath.ac.uk . Queries are responded to via email during normal working hours.

  • Monday - Friday from 0900 to 1700

Copy and Print Office

The Copy and Print Office is on Level 2 of the Library at the back of the floor relative to the Library Entrance.

Copy and Print Semester time staffing:

The Copy and Print Office is currently unstaffed during the latest UK lockdown. Staff are working online and behind the scenes and can be reached via email at library@bath.ac.uk

Queries are responded to via email during normal working hours.

  • Monday - Friday from 0900 to 1700

You can add credit online to your printing account using a credit or debit card. You will need your University of Bath Computing username and password to access this online service.

Research Services

Research Services provides support on open access, research analytics, research data management, archives and research collections, and the records management service. Queries are responded to via email during normal working hours.

  • Monday - Friday from 0900 to 1700

Contact details for each service are available via: https://library.bath.ac.uk/research-services.