Borrowing over Christmas

From December 4th, anything you borrow will be issued until Tuesday 9th January (the second day of the new term). Please check your account online or in person before you leave Cardiff to make sure that everything else is renewed over Christmas (and avoid any fines)!

Christmas opening hours

The Library is open as usual until Saturday 9th December. From Monday 11th December we operate vacation opening hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) until Friday 5th January, with the following closure dates:

  • 9.30am-1pm on Wednesday 13th December (College staff meeting)
  • 9:00am-11am on Friday 15th December (staff training and development)
  • Friday 22nd December to Monday 1st January inclusive (Christmas closure)

Term-time opening begins again on Monday 8th January.

Had an item for a while?

From the end of May, if you have borrowed an item from the Library for a year or more, it will no longer be renewable. All you will need to do is bring it into the Library and then we can re-issue.

If you have problems or questions, please come into the Library or contact us as soon as possible:

New Library Catalogue

Our new Library Catalogue went live in summer 2016! Please contact us with any questions or feedback. During the year, fines will only be charged if you prevent someone else from accessing what they need – see our pages about using the Library for further details. Don’t forget: place a hold request on what you need, or items could be out all year. From now on, anything you borrowed will renew itself throughout the year unless:

  1. another borrower requests it
  2. it is the end of the academic year
  3. your account is blocked

If you have any concerns or questions – get in touch!

Library refurbishment – let us know what you think

We hope that you are all enjoying the changes to the Library following the building and improvement works in summer 2016.

  • A larger and more open entrance area, including automatic door – work to make the mechanism smoother is ongoing.
  • A larger Issue Desk to make it easier to help you quickly, particularly when we are issuing sets.
  • A better staff office including an area for staff and students to come and talk to us privately.
  • Better zoning of the Library to include quieter and noisier areas and easier access to power for devices. Use the area at the far end of the Library for silent study.
  • A new photocopying area with a table.
  • Access to computer room 1.26 (when available) via the Library. When we are closed, you can access from the main corridor as before.
  • This space can be used to discuss work with others and have conversations at a reasonable volume.

Please do let us know how you are finding these changes and if you have any feedback or suggestions.

Need to return a book when we are closed?

Don’t forget that we provide a book returns bin in the Students’ Union space for staff and students to return items when we are not open. Please return items carefully so that we can keep offering this service!