Arts and Social Sciences Library

24/7 study centre - Christmas vacation opening

The ground floor study centre is open 24/7 for 361 days of the year.  UCard is required for access when the Library is unstaffed. 

  • The ASSL building is closed on Mon 24, Tue 25, Wed 26 December 2018 and Tue 1 January 2019.
  • The Library and ground floor study centre will close on Sun 23 December at 10pm. 
  • The ground floor will reopen on Thu 27 December at 8:00am and close at 10pm on Mon 31 December. 
  • The Library will reopen on Wed 2 January 2019 at 9am with extended 24/7 opening on all floors until Fri 25 January.

Opening hours

Information Desk opening hours

The locking down process for this service starts 15 minutes before the closing time.

DayOpening hours
Monday to Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday Closed all day
Bank Holidays and University closure days Closed all day

Loan periods and borrowing limits

All Arts and Social Sciences Library items are subject to the standard loan periods and borrowing limits with the following exceptions:

  • These materials are confined to the library:
    • new books on display
    • reference books
    • theses
    • items from special collections
    • recent issues of journals
    • examination papers
    • books marked with a red label

More about borrowing


Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TJ

Take a look inside:


  • 24/7 study centre
  • Silent study
  • Group study
  • Staffed
  • Scanning
  • Wheelchair access
  • Late opening
  • Weekend opening
  • Café
  • Vending machine

Access information

Detailed access information for the Arts and Social Sciences Library from DisabledGo.

Extra support

To discuss extra support you may need when coming to the library, including Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs), please contact Library Support.


General enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8000 | Internal 88000

Customer Services Manager

Jenny Fisken

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