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Opening Hours

Monday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Tuesday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Wednesday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Thursday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Friday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Saturday9:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Sunday9:00 AM — 12:00 AM

Last entry to the Library is 15 minutes before the published closing time. Please ensure that you save any work, collect your belongings and leave the building promptly prior to advertised closing times.   We do not permit entry into the library of fast food deliveries and hot food from takeaway outlets.

Calling all students! 

We want your views on the provision of  the overnight study spaces for exam revision. To help us plan our future services, please complete this quick feedback form regarding your personal experience of using the overnight study spaces. These rooms are available in the library C Block and accessible from Midnight until 08:00 via the external side door (near the car park barriers)  Mon – Thurs only, 15 April until 31 May.  To access the form, please click here .


Latest News:

Drill Hall Library will be open over the Easter weekend as follows:

  • Good Friday 29 March  – 09:00 to 19:00
  • Easter Saturday 30 March – 09:00 to 19:00
  • Easter Sunday 31 March – 09:00 to 19:00
  • Easter Monday 1 April – 09:00 to 19:00

Overnight study spaces available from Monday 15 April until Friday 31 May.

The Drill Hall closes its doors at midnight during term time but if you need to study a little later, we will be providing overnight study spaces in our C Block study rooms accessible through the side door, adjacent to the car park entrance. You will need to show your Student ID card upon entry to these rooms. No Student ID card, No Entry so ensure you always carry it with you whilst on campus and show it to staff members upon request .

This space will be for study only, there will be no access to the library or its resources, including access to vending machines, so please bring your own drinks and snacks. .

  • Mon:   Midnight until Tues 08:00
  • Tues:   Midnight until Weds 08:00
  • Weds: Midnight until Thurs 08:00
  • Thurs:  Midnight until Fri 08:00

The Drill Hall C Block rooms will then be closed at 8am and students will be able to return to the library space that will open at 8am. 

Please share your views of these spaces by completing our on line feedback form 

Your Library team has been busy during the summer months making changes that will enhance your library experience.

We have:
1.  Changed the food policy. You can now eat cold food or snacks anywhere in the library. Please note: to keep the library a clean and pleasant place to study you cannot bring in any hot or greasy food from fast food outlets or have food delivered to the building.
2.  Added extra microwaves in the Archibald Hay Mess café for those of you who bring in your homemade food. Please note: any heated food can only be consumed in the café area, it must not be taken into the library space.
3.  Added more soft seating in the café area.
4.  Added bring your own device spaces in the Group Zone.
5.  Moved the Library Helpdesk alongside the Reception desk so there will always be someone on hand to help or signpost you to the most suitable service.
6.  Added laptop docking stations across all three zones.
7.  Increased laptop loans from three days to seven.
8.  Revamped the Family Study Space and moved it to room DC016.

Please let us know what you think of the changes or send us your ideas for further improvements to

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If you wish to report a disturbance between 5pm to 8am please talk to our security staff at the Drill Hall Library entrance.