Using the Library : Opening hours

Upcoming opening hours



Studying over the holidays?

Although the Library is not open during the University's closed period you can still access our online resources such as journal articles, ebooks and online FAQs via the Library homepage.

If you are off campus make sure you log in via the Library homepage by clicking on our "Access resources off-campus"

Postgraduate students can still access the Bannerman Centre 24/7 during our close period. Room BANN 317 will remain accessible via the external entrance and purple stairway.


During vacations and at the start and the end of the academic year there are variations in our opening pattern, which are advertised in the Library or on these pages. There may also be times when extreme weather or other occurrences limit the availability of some services.

If you are planning a trip to us outside term time please get in touch first to confirm our opening times.

Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students can still access the Bannerman Centre during the close period. BANN 317 will be available 24/7 with access via an external door at the entrance to the Bannerman and up the purple staircase.

Accessing other libraries

If you are going home during the university close period you may be able to make use of other academic and public libraries.

Academic libraries

Brunel University students and staff can use other libraries for reference, to borrow books, or as an alternative place to work or study. SCONUL Access is an access scheme, granting reference and/or borrowing privileges to library users working or studying at participating higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland. The level of access you get depends on whether you are a member of staff, or what type of student you are. You can apply for SCONUL Access online before the end of term. Before visiting another library search their online homepage to check opening hours, for specific items, or to browse their collections.

Public libraries

You can use any public library for reference purposes. You will usually only be able to set up an account and borrow books if you live, work or study in or near the borough in which the library is located.

  • Hillingdon libraries. Joining Hillingdon libraries will enable you to borrow from the public library in Uxbridge and to access their electronic resources, within the library and often remotely.