Summer Vacation Arrangements

The Library is open all summer

From Monday the 2 July the Library is open daily until 9pm with staffed services 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 12 noon to 6pm Sundays.

From Monday 30 July, the David Wilson Library will be open until midnight daily with staffed services as above. 24/5 opening recommences at the start of term from Monday 1 October.

The David Wilson Library will remain open during the August Bank Holiday weekend including the Bank Holiday Monday (25 to 27 August). However, please note that there will be no staffed services on the Public Holiday Monday 27 August.


Four week loans may be kept longer provided they are not recalled. To take full advantage of the longer loan period you are advised to check the due date for your books before the end of term and renew any that are due for return during the vacation.

Those four week loans issued between:
25 June to 1 July will be due back on 2 October
2 July to 29 July will be due back on 9 October
30 July to 26 August will be due back on 16 October
27 August to 27 September will be due on 25 October
Four week loans will issue as normal from the 28 September and will be due back from the 26 October onwards.

Any high demand items issued during the vacation will still issue for a week only. Short Loans, Journals, Exam Papers, Theses and Dissertations are loaned as usual apart from the Bank Holiday.

Whilst we recognise that many users would like to borrow books for the whole vacation, we cannot guarantee this for all books and ask everyone to respect requests for items to be returned. If items are recalled and you are not able to return them in person they should be returned by post. Sorry this is at your own expense. You are advised to use a recorded or similar delivery service.

You can renew your books online, by telephone:
(0116) 252 2043, or by email.

Unable to visit the Library during the vacation?

The Library has over 300,000 eBooks available via the Library catalogue.

Further help and information

This is available via our Enquiry Service: in person at the Help Zone, by email or telephone 0116 252 2043

Full details of the opening hours for the David Wilson Library can be found on the website

*When there are no staffed services you need your library card for entry.

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