Day Reader pass
Use our physical collection for your own research. The Arts and Social Sciences Library is open to independent researchers.
What is a Day Reader pass?
We welcome Day Readers at the Arts and Social Sciences Library from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday.
This pass gives you access to:
- Our physical collections
- Desk space to work while reading these books
You will need:
- A form of photo ID
Before visiting, please confirm the Arts and Social Sciences Library's opening hours as it may be closed on bank holidays or vacation days.
Passes are suspended during busy times in the academic year, such as assessment periods. During these periods, a notice will be put on this webpage.
You can reserve books from the Arts & Social Sciences library. Any print items from our other libraries (whether available or out on loan) must be requested via our Book Retrieval Service
How to check if the book you need is available. How to confirm that you will be able to access it.
Regulations for use
Permission to visit or join the library is granted subject to the conditions set out in the regulations for the use of library services and facilities.
Your data will be processed according to our GDPR statement.
The University buildings remain private premises and we reserve the right to deny access where deemed appropriate.
University Security Services operate identification checks on all University premises. You will need to show your pass when requested by a member of staff.
Please be aware that the lift in the Arts and Social Sciences library can only be accessed with a u-card, therefore a Day Reader visitor will be unable to use the lift without a member of staff.