Library and archives

Long vacation opening hours

Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) for individual study spaces on a first come, first served basis in the West Library. 

The Upper Library and the Burn Law Library have now closed as study spaces. Please make use of the West Library if you require a desk.

During the summer period you are most welcome to browse the shelves of the West Library at your leisure. If you are unable to come in, you can place a ‘Click and Collect’ request. We will continue to offer this service for the time being. Please note the East Library is still inaccessible to members due to ongoing book move projects. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Find out more on how we are supporting our readers here.

Special Collections will remain closed for all readers and visitors until further notice. The Special Collections team is working from home and will attempt to answer your email queries and to provide digital copies of material whenever possible.

Any requests related to books and library materials, including suggestions for new purchases should be sent to

All enquiries related to the College Archives should be addressed to the Archivist –

Staff will respond as quickly as possible.