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Library Opening Hours

18 October 2012

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24/7 library opening hours have changed this semester.

  • Harrow Library is now open from 9am (10am at weekends) to 11pm.
  • Cavendish Library opens from 8.30am (11am on weekends) to 11pm.
  • Regent Library opens from 8am (11am on weekends) to 11pm.  

24/7 opening will resume at Harrow, Cavendish and Regent from 1 December.

Marylebone Library will remain open 24/7, and is available for all students to use.

Changes to the 24/7 opening at Harrow were decided after reviewing the headcount and entry/exit statistics for the last academic year. The results show that 24/7 wasn’t taken up until towards the end of the autumn term. Also, throughout the academic year, usage of the Library after 11pm decreased significantly and was hardly used at all for many hours.

The opening hours were increased during the last academic year at Cavendish and Regent Libraries. The extended opening times considered the student numbers as a result of School relocations, and also the Students' Union ran a strong and successful campaign for improved opening hours for Cavendish and Regent Libraries.

We appreciate that 24/7 during the whole term is popular among students, and will of course continue to monitor usage patterns and take account of student feedback throughout the year. These opening hours are not set in stone and will be reviewed again next summer.

For details on library opening hours and locations, visit our library Opening hours and locations page.


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