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Studying in the Library

Advice for overnight and weekend working in the Library

We are delighted that we are able to reopen the Library 24/7 on Monday 1 November.

The Kings Norton Library is open all day, every day, so our students are able to study at the times that are best for them. To ensure the building remains a safe, comfortable place to study, we ask you to follow this advice for overnight and weekend working:

  • You need your University ID card to use the Library outside core working hours. For security, the main doors are locked and you must use the swipe card system on the lobby door to enter and leave the building. (The lobby is to the right of the main doors.) Never lend your card to anyone else or hold the door open for someone you don’t know. 
  • Although the Library is open 24/7, please take regular breaks and go home to get enough sleep. Sleeping in the Library is not permitted and Security staff will ask you to leave. When the Library is quiet, you might feel more comfortable working in the PC Hub with other students nearby.
  • You must use a self-service kiosk on the first floor to borrow or return books or other printed items. Please do not remove stock from the building if it sets off the security gate alarm, or if the kiosks have a fault.
  • The group study rooms on the first and second floor remain open 24/7. Please book them in the usual way using the online booking system.
  • Please report any problems to the University Security guards who patrol the building. If there is an emergency, please contact them directly by calling extension 2222 from a library telephone on the first floor.
  • If the fire alarm sounds, leave the building immediately using the nearest fire exit.
  • Library staff are on hand and happy to help you Monday to Thursday, 9am - 5pm, and Friday, 9am - 4.30pm. You can also use our online chat facility on the website 5-8pm Monday to Thursday if you need help in the evenings. Contact your information specialist


Read the full Library rules and regulations for everyday use‚Äč