Arts and Social Sciences Library

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Opening hours

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

Find a study seat

Use our Find a Study Seat service for desk availability in our spaces!


  • Silent study
  • Group study
  • Digital Study Pods
  • Staffed
  • Printing/scanning
  • Wheelchair access
  • Late opening
  • Weekend opening
  • Vending machine

Logo showing the outline of an open book with the word AccessAble underneath. 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

Abby Letchemanan

IT Counter

The IT Counter is centrally located on campus in the Arts and Social Sciences Library, it is on the far left-hand side of the building as you pass through the 'Ucard' barriers.

The counter is currently open weekdays 08:30 - 17:00 and aims to offer an efficient and friendly service and currently operates on a first come first served basis.

The counter is co-located with the Student Laptop and Mobile Clinic to offer a combined service for staff and students at a single location.

Subject Librarian

Get expert advice and support from your subject librarian at any point during your studies! Your subject librarian is the go-to person for help with:

  • accessing library resources
  • finding and evaluating information
  • referencing
  • recommendating books or ebooks to add to our collection
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