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Department of Geography


Opening times and dates to note

Full term

9am – 4pm Monday – Friday


  • 10am – 4pm Monday – Thursday
  • 10am – 3pm Friday

The Library also closes:

  • on weekends
  • on all Bank Holidays
  • for the week between Christmas and the New Year.

Staff levels

  • The Geography Library has a staff of two – the Library and Information Manager, Mrs Sophy Arulanantham, and the Library and Information Assistant, Mrs Jane Hampshire.
  • There may be occasions when the Library will be closed or unstaffed as the staffing levels don’t permit full coverage (see below).
  • You will still need to check this page for details of library closures during the vacation periods, or any anticipated changes to opening hours during Term.

Notes on current service operation

The Library is now open for borrowing and as a study space on weekdays, 9am – 4pm.

Our service operating hours over the vacation periods may be reduced according to staff availability. There are a number of weeks when the Geography Library will be closed to accommodate staff leave (see below).

Books can be returned to the drop-off box which is located outside the undergraduate common room in the Main Building. All other borrowers (from outside Geography) should contact library staff to make arrangements to borrow and return books.

Advance notice of library service closures

We will list here any known dates on which the Geography Library will be closed.