Christmas Opening Hours 2019

With the Christmas break rapidly approaching, we’ve reached that point in the year where we confirm the Library’s closure over the holidays. However, it is worth noting that our opening hours this Christmas are slightly different to previous years:

On Monday 23rd December and Tuesday 24th December the Library will be staffed by security and will be self-service only.

Therefore you should aim to complete any transactions that require Library staff before Friday 20th December.

The Library will then be closing for the Christmas break at 1pm on Tuesday 24th December and will reopen at 8am on Thursday 2nd January.

As ever, the Computer Rooms next to the Library will be open 24/7 during this period but access to the building will require a valid ID card. If you are planning to use these facilities during the break, users may wish to check that their Library account has not expired – this is particularly relevant for our NHS users.

Important: St George’s Library will be self-service only on Wednesday 17th July

Due to a staff training day, St George’s Library will be self-service only on Wednesday 17 July 2019. The Library will be monitored by our security staff.

If you are planning a visit on this day, please ensure you have your ID badge with you to gain entry to the Library and to borrow books.

You will also need your login details to logon to our computers because our security staff will not be able to provide you with assistance.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

New Self-Service Kiosks in the Library


We’re pleased to announce that in the new year, the Library will be installing new self-service kiosks which will make borrowing books quicker and easier. We’ll also be installing new book detection gates at the library entrance.

The works to install these new features will be carried out between 7th – 9th January 2019 and we anticipate that there will be some disruption during this period.

On Monday 7th January there will no entry to or exit from the Library through the main entrance – an alternative route through the main computer room will be available and signposted on the day.

Library users shouldn’t expect any disruption to borrowing or returning items during these works.

If you have any comments or questions about the, please email the User Services team at