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Opening hours

If you need to return books when the library is closed, please use the secure returns box outside the library entrance.


Term time hours - Monday 3 October to Friday 16 December 2016 inclusive

The Sir Michael Cobham Library (Talbot Campus)

Day Library Staffed service
(Help Zone and Chat)
Monday - Thursday 8am - midnight 9am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 10pm* 9.15am - 5.15pm
*At Talbot Campus part of ground & first floors open to midnight on Fridays
Saturday 10am - 6pm 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 10pm 1pm - 5pm

Telephone enquiry service 01202 965959, available 24x7

Bournemouth House Library (Lansdowne Campus)

Day Library Staffed service
(Help Zone and Chat)
Monday - Thursday 8am - midnight 9am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 10pm 9.15am - 5.15pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 10pm 1pm - 5pm

Telephone enquiry service 01202 965959, available 24x7


Winter break - Saturday 17 December 2016 to Sunday 8 January 2017

Both Libraries will close at 4pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and will remain closed over Christmas and New Year.
We re-open at 8am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Opening hours for The Sir Michael Cobham Library and Bournemouth House Library for the remainder of the winter break are as follows:

Day Library Staffed service
(Help Zone and Chat)
Saturday 17 December 2016 10am - 6pm Desk not staffed.  Self-service only
Sunday 18 December 2016 10am - 6pm Desk not staffed. Self-service only
Monday 19 to Thursday 22 December 2016 8am - 8pm 9am - 6pm
Friday 23 December 2016 8am - 4pm* 9am - 3.45pm*
*University closes for Christmas
Saturday 24 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017 inclusive CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 January 2017 8am - 8pm 9am - 6pm
Friday 6 January 2017 8am - 6pm** 9am - 5pm
**At Talbot Campus part of ground & first floors open to 8pm on Friday
Saturday 7 January 2017 10am - 6pm 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 8 January 2017 10am - 6pm 1pm - 5pm

Term time hours resume from Monday 9 January 2017

Telephone enquiry service 01202 965959, available 24x7


Bridge Link from The Sir Michael Cobham Library 3rd floor to Student Centre

Term time Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm
Vacation Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm