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Library Opening times and Staffed Service hours  

Please check the advice below regarding contacting service staff during the current Covid-19 situation.

The Library Building

In line with national Public Health advice and restrictions, the Library Building is currently closed.

Normally, the Library building is open 24 hours a day, all year round including all national and University holidays.

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 - Covid-19 arrangements

Please note:

The Issue Desk will be closed until further notice.

Queries related to books, library cards and any other library account issue should be sent electronically to: library@bath.ac.uk. Staff will answer questions and pass on advice online during this period.

Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding

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 is also responsible for issuing new and replacement Library cards to staff and students. Library Cards can be issued Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 0900 until 1645. Please note the Issue Desk opens for card production from 930 on Wednesdays due to staff training commitments.

Issue Desk Semester time staffing:

  • Monday - Friday from 0900 to 1900
  • Saturday - Sunday: 1000 to 1700

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 and your Library PIN to use the Self-Issue machines.

No borrowed items are due for return during any University Vacations or closed periods but they can be returned 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.

Information Points

You can find Information Points on the Subject levels 3, 4 and 5.

There are professional Library staff based on the subject floors who can help borrowers find books, give advice about finding useful library resources for your study and research.

  • Monday - Friday from 0900 to 1700

Copy and Print Office - Covid-19 arrangements

Please note:

The Copy & Print hatch will be closed until further notice.

Queries related to printing, copying and other related services should be sent electronically to: library@bath.ac.uk. Staff will answer questions and pass on advice online during this period.

Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding

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

The staff here can provide assistance with copy, printing and scanning related queries using the self-service printer/copier machines in the Library.

The Copy & Print machines are available for use, on Level 2, at any time when the Library building is open. Value Loader machines to add credit to your printing and copying account are located on Level 2 of the Library. You can also add credit online 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.