The 24/7 Library

You may be planning some late night revision sessions in preparation for this month’s exams. Here’s a guide to which study spaces are available late:

Study Spaces available 24/7:

The Forum Library: during exam time the Library takes control of the two seminar wings on Level 0 and Level =1 (otherwise part of the Forum) expanding the total available study spaces to 1000+ seats. Library staff are available to help in the Forum Library from 08.00 – 21.00 on weekdays and 10.00 – 18.00. There are a few services that are restricted to staffed hours such as collecting theses or inter-library loans but the building and all the Forum library study spaces are available 24/7 and most stock can be self-issued and returned  at any time.

24/7 Space and PC Cluster at St Luke’s Library: The Library itself is open 08.30 – 21.00 on weekdays, 10.00 – 18.00 Saturdays and 14.00 – 18.00 on Sundays but St Luke’s also has a swipe-access PC Cluster and study room (50+ seats) that are accessible 24 hours a day throughout the whole year.

Available until late:

Amory Study Centre: the opening hours of the Amory Study Centre have been extended for the duration of the exam period and this popular, swipe-accessible space is currently open until midnight 7 days a week!

Quiet Study area in the Amory Study Centre

Look after yourself!

Everyone’s revision schedule is different and, here in the Library, we want to make sure that study spaces are available for you whatever time of day or night you need them. But if you are planning on studying late into the night then make sure you take care of yourself.

5 Simple revision tips:

  1. Look after your diet and remember to drink water regularly
  2. Take some exercise – it helps relieve the stress
  3. Get some sleep!
  4. Take regular breaks – you’ll think better if you have a bit of time away
  5. Check your notes; make sure your revision plan is matched to the course objective
Safety First!

Try to avoid walking home alone;  if you  leave the Library in the middle of the night always try to walk with a friend or perhaps call a taxi.


Did you know free blankets are available for you to use in the Library? Just ask at the reception desk.

Good luck in your exams!

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