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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

27 May Bank Holiday - the Library building will be open as normal but there will be no staffed services.

The Library building is normally open to University of Bath students and staff 24 hours a day, all year round including all national and University holidays.

Shelf-browsing, collection of reserved items, self-service loans, returns and Copy & Print services are normally available at all times. Study spaces are also available in the Library.

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

Reader Services, Self-Issues and Returns

Reader Services: Semester time staffing:

The Library's Reader Services are staffed from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday to issue new and replacement library cards, loans, returns and for general library queries.

Staff can be reached via email at There is also a Live Chat facility answered by Reader Services staff linked from the Library homepage for general Library related queries.

Queries are answered during normal working hours - though hours may vary occasionally dependent upon staffing commitments and availability.

Self-issue Loans and Returns:

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

You can return your loaned items via the postal slots marked Return Loans near Reader Services on Level 2 of the Library 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:

If you have any questions please contact our friendly librarians using . 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 service hatch is currently staffed from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. (There may be intermittent gaps in cover for staff breaks).

Staff can also be reached via email at for guidance and advice.

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:


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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