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Both Headingley and Sheila Silver Libraries are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You need your Campus Card to access Sheila Silver Library at all times.
At Headingley Library you need it 19:00-08:30

Security staff carry out a card check at 19:00 each night. Only those entitled to use the Library will be allowed to stay.

You will be breaching student regulations if you lend your Card to anyone else.


Summer Vacation Opening Hours

*Due to essential maintenance Sheila Silver Library will be closed:

  •  Sunday 27 August 06:00-13:00

Headingley Library remains open 24/7

Please see below for details of when staff are available to help during the Vacation:

Monday - Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday (except August) 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday (throughout August)* Self service
Monday 29 August (Bank Holiday) Self service

You can also get IT support 24/7 during the Vacation on 0113 812 1000

or Chat with Us.

You will need your Campus Card to use Sheila Silver Library 24/7 and Headingley Library 19:00 - 08:30

Guest Users can visit the Library 08:30 - 19:00. Please bring your Guest User card with you to sign in.

Please see the Library and Student IT Services dashboard for details of any maintenance scheduled for our services and systems or for any known issues.

Guest User Opening Hours

Registered Guest Users and SCONUL Access Scheme members can use the Library between 08:30 and 19:00. 

Visitors are also welcome to use the Library 08:30-19:00 but need to bring physical photo ID to receive a day pass to use Sheila Silver Library.

Overnight access is for Leeds Beckett students and staff only. 


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Manage your time!

Just because the Library is open 24/7 doesn't mean you should be studying in it all the time!  Why not take a look at our Skills for Learning pages on Time Management to develop techniques for using your time productively?  The pages include links to apps, a time management podcast and more.