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Studying at the Hartley Library

The University Library supports all members of the University across every campus. We're here to provide you with the resources you need, and training to make the best use of them.

Our guides will give you information about our sites, services and collections. You'll find guides for every subject area at the University, plus guides to support research and to help you use our resources more effectively.

If you need help, use our enquiry services - we're available in person, and also via email, telephone and our webchat service.

Vacation Loans and opening over Christmas & New Year 2016-2017

One week loan items:

One week loan items will continue to be issued for one week until Thursday 15 December when items will be issued to the start of next term, Monday 9 January.

Course collection items:

Course collection items borrowed from Friday 16 December will be due for return by 11:00 Monday 9 January, first day of term two.


Reservations can be made to Course Collection items - If you would like advice on how best to use this facility, please contact Library staff at your usual campus Library.


Recalls will be suspended for the duration  of this vacation: the final day for recall notices will be Thursday 15 December.  This service will resume again on Tuesday 3 January.

Christmas opening hours:

Hartley Library 24 hour opening ends at midnight on Friday 16 December. During the vacation pause, closing time is midnight.  Hartley Library will be closed from midnight, 22 December to 09:00, 28 December.

Hartley Library and Health Services Library will be open 28-30 December.  For full details, see:

We're recruiting for the University Library UX Project

The University Library is just about to launch a User Experience (UX) Study to discover how and why you use Library spaces and services.

We need your help in these studies – we are recruiting students to participate in user-led/touchstone tours, diary studies and in web usability testing. We’re starting at the end of October and continuing through the academic session up to the revision and exam period in summer 2017.

To express our appreciation for your help, participants in user led/touchstone tours or web usability testing will receive £20:00 in vouchers and diary study participants will receive £50:00 in vouchers.

Interested? Email and tell us what makes you ideal for this work.  A member of our Library team will be in touch. 

If we don't recruit you for the first round of UX work, we'll keep your details for the work that will happen later on in the year.   
User Experience (UX) Project

University Library Summer Works 2016

A major project to replace sections of the Hartley Library roof and air handling plant will be undertaken this summer.  Natural ventilation will be provided through roof vents to the existing ducting, however this will provide minimal levels of fresh air. As a result, at specific times, certain areas of the Hartley Library may be uncomfortable for long periods of study.  See more

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