Arts and Social Sciences Library
New opening hours- 24/7 all year round
- Welcome Desk staffed 24/7
- Information Desk staffed 9am-7pm (will differ at weekends and Bank Holidays)
- The Arts and Social Sciences Library provides a Supported Self Service between 8pm-8am.
Information Desk opening hours
The locking down process for this service starts 15 minutes before the closing time.
|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||9 am - 5 pm|
Supported Self Service at Arts and Social Sciences Library
Every day between 8pm-8am the Arts and Social Sciences Library provides a Supported Self Service.
This means that you can continue to access the study spaces on all three floors of the library after the Library information desk has closed. You will also be able to issue books and standard reservations using the self-service machines as well as return books using our automated book return slots near the Welcome desk.
If you have a library enquiry our 24 hour online chat service will enable you to contact a librarian.
There will be a member of the overnight security team based in the library to support the safe running of the space.
If you need wellbeing support during this time the Residential Life team based at the Hawthorns are available - 0117 42 83 302.
For more urgent security or safety emergencies the University security team can be contacted - 0117 33 11 223 (this number is also printed on the back of your UCard)
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
- items from special collections
- recent issues of journals
- examination papers
- books marked with a red label
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TJ
Take a look inside:
- Virtual tour of the Arts and Social Sciences Library and other virtual tours
- Floor plan - Arts and Social Sciences Library 2019 (PDF, 102kB)
Find a ...
- 24/7 study centre
- Silent study
- Group study
- Wheelchair access
- Late opening
- Weekend opening
- Vending machine
Detailed access information for the Arts and Social Sciences Library from AccessAble.
To discuss extra support you may need when coming to the library, including Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs), please contact Library Support.