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Department of Geography


Opening Times and Dates to Note:

Opening Times and Dates to Note:

Full Term Monday - Friday 08.45 - 17.45
Saturday 08.45 - 12.45*
Outside Full Term Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 13.00
14.00 - 16.30
Friday 09.00 - 13.00
14.00 - 15.30
Saturday Closed

* note that the building cannot be accessed before 08.45 or after 12.30 if you do not have an appropriately activated University Card.

The Library also closes:

  • on all Bank Holidays except those in May
  • for the week between Christmas and the New Year
  • sometimes for part of the last week of the Easter Term (see below)

Staff Levels

Staff levels

  • The Library has a staff of two.
  • The Librarian, Mr Robert Carter works full-time.
  • The Library Assistant, Mrs Jane Hampshire, works full-time during Full Term hours but only part-time during vacation hours.
  • This means that:
    • complete full term hours now operate - to 5.45 p.m. Monday to Friday and a full service at lunchtime;
    • there will still be periods during the vacations when the library will be closed or unstaffed as the assistant's hours don't permit full coverage (see below);
    • you will still need to check this page for details of library closures during the vacations.

Dates to note:

  • Monday, June 18th - Friday, August 3rd: Library closed for refurbishment
  • Monday, August 6th - Library re-opens
  • Monday, August 27th - Bank Holiday - Library closed
  • Friday, August 31st - MPhil books due back
  • Tuesday, October 2nd - Vacation borrowing ends - all books due back
  • Thursday, October 4th - Full Michaelmas Term begins - term-time borrowing applies