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Extended opening hours in University Libraries

10 November 2011

Extended opening hours poster

In response to growing demand for library, IT and quiet study spaces, particularly in the run up to exams and during assessment periods, the University Library Service will again be extending the opening hours of selected libraries this academic year.

This is the third year that Information Services has extended opening hours in the University Libraries, and the project has been made possible due to additional funding by the University.

The pilot will extend the opening hours in the Arts and Social Studies, Law, Trevithick, Aberconway and Bute Libraries.

Trevithick Library will be open until midnight Monday – Friday, with self-service and study space only between 9.30pm and midnight. Arts and Social Studies and Law Libraries will also be open until midnight Monday – Thursday, but for study space-only access between 9.30pm and midnight.

On Sundays, all five libraries will now be open for longer:

  • ASSL / Law 12pm - 9.30pm (5pm – 9.30pm study space only)
  • Aberconway 10am - 9.30pm
  • Trevithick 12pm - 9.30pm (5pm – 9.30pm self-service and study space only)
  • Bute 10am - 7.30pm

Tracey Stanley, Deputy University Librarian, explained: "The opening hours of Cardiff's libraries is one of the major issues that comes up regularly in the National Student Satisfaction survey, and in Information Services' own student surveys. By extending the opening hours later at night and on Sundays, we are continuing to develop and provide more flexible working spaces for the students and researchers who depend on the library service."

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