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The Drill Hall Library is currently Closed

You must bring a valid Universities at Medway student, staff identity card or a current External Access Scheme membership card to gain entry. We strongly recommend that you use the hand sanitiser upon entry to the library and wear a face covering whilst walking around the building unless you are exempt.    

Students and staff of the Universities at Medway bringing children (under 18 years of age) into the library with them must sign in at reception and ensure that they comply with the Library Rules and Regulations and Terms of Use for the Family Room. This room is available Mon – Fri 8am – 7pm and 9am – 5pm weekends.   

Other visitors are not permitted into the building without prior approval of the Drill Hall Library Management Team.  

The Archibald Hay Mess café is open 10am – 8pm Monday to Friday.  Contactless payment vending machines are also available.

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.

Latest News:

Family friendly study room

Students and staff of the Universities at Medway bringing children (under 18 years of age) into the library with them must sign in at reception and ensure that they comply with the Library Rules and Regulations and Terms of Use for the Family Room. This room is available Mon – Fri 8am – 7pm and 9am – 5pm weekends.

 Need to borrow a laptop?

The Drill Hall library has a newly located laptop loans unit called LapSafe. It offers a selection of three-day loan laptops and same day loans that will work across all of Medway campus. The laptop will be added to your library account so don’t forget to return it to the Lapsafe in time.

DC015 Post Grad Researchers Room

This room provides a dedicated space for our Post Grad researchers.   We will be reopening this facility from 8am on Monday 18 October 2021. Opening hours for the room will be 8am – 7pm Mon – Fri and 9am – 5pm at weekends.

DA004 Bookable Study room for presentation practice

This room provides an ideal space to practice your presentation skills. The room can be booked Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm in two hour time slots at our Reception desk in person or by emailing dhlhelp@medway.ac.uk or calling 01634 883878. Occupancy is limited to 6 students at one time. The room will be available from Monday 18th October.

Drill Hall Library in house and virtual support

Library in house Service Desks
Library Helpdesk will be available Mon – Sun: 10am – 4pm
Library Reception desk will be available during all opening hours

Online support for IT, academic support and general enquiries is also available: Mon – Sun 9am – 5pm by using the chat service icon on the library PCs.

If you prefer to email us: Please contact us on dhlhelp@medway.ac.uk and we will respond to your query within 24 working hours.

Let’s keep each other safe. We strongly encourage library users to wear a face covering whilst walking around the building and observe social distancing. 

External Access membership. From Wednesday 1 September our Public Access, Alumni and Clinical Access Schemes are available again. All new and previous members will need to register for a  membership. Please see our Membership schemes page for details of what you will need to register.
For SCONUL members, please visit the SCONUL website for updates on when this service will be available to you.
Opening hours. From Monday 13 September the Drill Hall Library will be increasing our opening hours for the new term.
Mon – Fri: 8am – Midnight
Weekends: 9am – Midnight

Drill Hall Library in house and virtual support

Library in house Service Desks
Library Helpdesk will be available Mon – Sun: 10am – 4pm
Library Reception desk will be available during all opening hours

Online support for IT, academic support and general enquiries is also available: Mon – Sun 9am – 5pm by using the chat service icon on the library PCs.

If you prefer to email us: Please contact us on dhlhelp@medway.ac.uk and we will respond to your query within 24 working hours.

We strongly encourage library users to wear a face covering and observe social distancing. 

Please be considerate of others and help keep our communities safe.  

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