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Opening Hours

From Monday 24 April to Friday 16 June extended opening between midnight and 8am is available for the staff and students of the Universities at Medway only. Please ensure you bring your valid Universities at Medway Student ID card to gain access. 

External Membership card holders must vacate the library by midnight. 

Students and external membership holders are not permitted to bring visitors into the library.  

Weekdays: Mon 8am to Friday Midnight (Bank Holidays 9am opening)  

Weekends: 9am to Midnight 

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.   

Latest News:

The Drill Hall Library will be reverting to summer opening hours from Saturday 17 June to Sunday 17 September.

  • Monday to Sunday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Bank Holiday Monday 28 August Closed


During this period a number of service and space improvement projects will be taking place, which may restrict access to some areas of the library at times. We thank you for your patience while we get the library ready for the start of the new academic year.

To support the Universities at Medway students and staff during the main exam period, the Drill Hall Library will be extending our opening to 24 hours a day for 4 days a week.

From Monday 24 April until Friday 16 June 2023, we will open at 08:00 on Mondays and stay open until Friday when we close at midnight. 

Weekend opening hours will remain at 09:00 – midnight.

Due to the increased demand on study spaces and staff resources during the universities main exam revision period, we will be suspending all new applications for Public Access memberships from 1st March – 16th June 2023 inclusive. 

Existing membership holders of any our external access schemes will not be able to access the library between midnight and 08:00.

To help support your study needs, the Drill Hall Library will be open over the Easter holidays. Please check our opening hours below and the services available before travelling to campus.

Friday 7 April (Good Friday Bank Holiday) – Monday 10 April (Easter Monday Bank Holiday) our opening hours will be 09:00 to Midnight.

Available services
• Study spaces
• Laptop loans, book loans, printers, copiers and scanners
• The Helpdesk will be open from 10:00 to 17:00 for basic library support
• Access to the Family room and Post Grad room will be available on request only
• There will be no catering facilities on campus, but microwaves and vending machines will be available in the Archibald Hay Mess.

With the rise of cost of living the last thing you should worry about is library fines for a book being a few days late.
From Friday 3 February 2023 we will no longer charge you fines for overdue books and will clear existing overdue fines so you are starting again with a clear account.

You will still receive email reminders about any books you have that are needed back, please return the books for others to use and to avoid your library account being blocked or having a lost book charge sent to you for the cost of replacing the book. For further details about book recalls, look under Borrowing Books section of our Library Services page.

As your library we believe our role is to empower students, teachers and researchers to study, educate and discover by using resources and information technologies in the library and shared spaces. Staying fine-free will help us achieve these aims.

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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.