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Accessing your Library Services over Christmas

During the Christmas vacation, there will be some changes to our opening times, loan periods and availability of staff to handle your enquiries.  We have set out below some key things to bear in mind to help you continue with your studies during this time. 

In the meantime, we would like to extend warm wishes for the festive season, however you plan to spend it, from all the staff in Library Services. 

Our libraries will be closed from Friday 22nd December, re-opening on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

For site specific information on opening hours, see our Opening Hours page

Hive East will also be closed during this period for refurbishment work.


  • Canalside – 24/7
  • Graduate Centre 7th Floor Study Space (PG students only) – 24/7
  • West Smithfield Library Basement – 24/7
  • Garrod Building – TBC
  • Queens’ Building PC lab - TBC

Extended loan periods operate over the vacation period:

  • Ordinary Loans borrowed or renewed from Saturday 18 November will be due back on Friday 12 January
  • One Week Loans borrowed or renewed from Saturday 9 December will be due back on Wednesday 10 January
  • One Day Loans borrowed on Friday 15 December will be due back on Monday 8 January

You can access a significant proportion of our electronic collections off-campus, information on how to do this is available E-Resources News & Help webpage under the ‘Access’ section of the page. 

You’ll need your QMUL ITS login, and to start by going to the Library Discovery page.

We strongly recommend that you try accessing them off-campus before our libraries close, so you have an opportunity to contact Library staff if you encounter any problems. 

For e-resources access queries contact:

For help finding and using databases for your subject, check out the subject pages or contact your liaison librarian (contact details on your subject page).

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