Library and IT

Our libraries


Harrow Library

Cavendish Library

Opening hours for this week

DayLibraryCounter and enquiry services
Monday24 hours9am - 8pm
Tuesday24 hours9am - 8pm
Wednesday24 hours9am - 8pm
Thursday24 hours9am - 8pm
Friday24 hours9am - 5pm
Saturday24 hours10am - 5pm
Sunday24 hours10am - 5pm

Semester One opening hours

Semester One teaching begins on 22 September and ends on 14 December 2014.

For the full 2014/15 academic calendar, visit the University calendar page.

Dates Library Counter and enquiry services
22 September - 26 October 9am-11pm

Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

27 October - 14 December 24 hours

Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

Dates Library Counter and enquiry services
15 December - 23 December 24 hours

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

24 December
12am-noon 9am-noon
3 January
10am-midnight
10am-5pm
4 - 11 January
24 hours
Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

Christmas holiday closure 25 December to 2 January

Semester Two opening hours

Semester Two teaching begins on 12 January.

For the full 2014/15 academic calendar, visit the University calendar page.

Dates Library Counter and enquiry services
12 January - 2 April 24 hours

Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm


Dates Library Counter and enquiry services
3 - 6 April 24 hours

Closed

7 - 26 April
24 hours
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

Exam period and summer break opening hours

For the full 2014/15 academic calendar, visit the University calendar page.

Dates Library Counter and enquiry services
27 April - 3 May

24 hours

Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

4 May
24 hours
Closed
5 May - 21 May
24 hours
Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
22 May
12am-5pm
9am-5pm
23 - 24 May
10am-5pm
10am-5pm
25 May
Closed
Closed
26 May - 20 September* Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10am-5pm
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10am-5pm

*The Library will be closed on Monday 31 August.

Second floor refurbishment this summer

We have appointed architects Rock Townsend to transform our second floor and create a vibrant and inspiring learning environment.

We know you value quiet and silent study spaces, and our new floor layout will reflect this with plenty of individual study spaces, study booths, sympathetic lighting, new electrics and new furniture. We'll be adding more comfortable seating including the sofas that you love. The existing IT will be reconfigured into a more user-friendly arrangement.

The work starts on Friday 22 May and the 2nd floor will be closed for the duration of the work. Our collection will be available on the ground and first floor from 26 May, so if you need books over the bank holiday we advise you to collect them before 22 May.

Updates, a timeline, details on how you may be affected, and what we are doing to minimize the inconvenience can be found on our Harrow library refurbishment site.

We will also be using our Facebook and Twitter to share information and updates.

Our collection

The library supports the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, covering the following subject areas:

Contact us

If you need help while at the library, visit our Welcome desk or simply speak to a member of staff. If you need help finding more resources for your specific subject area, our Academic Liaison Librarians are best placed to help you.

For details on how to get in touch with us online, by phone or email, visit our Contact us page.

For information on where we are and how to get here, visit our Harrow maps and directions page.

Online library

Online library

We have a wide collection of easily accessible e-resources.