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Open 24/7, 365

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.

Please see our Visitors and Guests page for information about when the Library is open to Guest Users, SCONUL card holders and the public.

Our performance

During 2016-17 Sheila Silver Library was forced to close for 10.25 hours following a City centre wide power cut.

Both Libraries were also closed at different times for short periods of electrical maintenance which was advertised beforehand.

In total the Library was open for over 99.9% of its planned 24/7, 365 opening.

Staffed Hours

Staff are here to help in each Library:

08:30 - 19:00 Monday - Friday

11:00 - 17:00 Saturday - Sunday 

We're open 24/7 self service at all other times.

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. 


Library and Student IT Availability

This system shows any issues with the Library or student IT systems. It is only updated during staffed hours.


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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.