Arts and Social Sciences Library

Update - 1st February 2021: We've introduced a Click and Collect and Postal Loan Service for access to physical items that aren't available electronically. Please see our announcement for details.

The Arts and Social Sciences Library is currently open 7 days a week, 9am-5.30pm on an essential access only basis.

This access is restricted to: 

1.) those with an urgent need to access IT and digital services – for example those who do not have it at home,  

2.) those unable to study at home and who need specific facilities. 

Please use this 
form to request a study seat. Seats are available for silent study only.

We want to reassure you that we will not refuse entry to anyone fulfilling either criteria. However we would remind you to ensure that you have been tested before you return to campus and that if you are permitted access to ASSL you strictly observe two-metre social distancing and wear a face covering at all times. Please note that food is not permitted in the library, and all drinks must be lidded.

All loans have been extended until the Monday 19th April and will be extended further if necessary. At present, books (from any UoB Library) can be returned to the Arts and Social Sciences Library but, in line with Government advice, you should not visit the library solely for this purpose.  

You will find further information, FAQs and support options on our one-stop shop page. 

As indicated, these provisions are likely to change as government advice is updated so please check our website or Twitter feed regularly. 



Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TJ

Click and Collect and Postal Loan request form

Use this form to request Click and Collect / Postal Loan items. Please read the information on the form carefully before submitting your request.

Take a look inside:


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

Access information

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

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

Julia Richardson

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