Category Archives: Library



Monday 17th – Thursday 20th December : Normal opening hours 8.30am – 10pm

Friday 21st December: Early closing at 6pm

Saturday 22nd December – Tuesday 1st January: CLOSED                    

Wednesday 2nd January onwards: Normal opening hours 8.30am – 10pm

Library borrowing periods will be extended.

The Guildford Library Team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year!

Library and LRC Summer Opening Hours

On weekdays from Monday 9th July – Friday 7th September the Library will be OPEN AS USUAL from 8.30am – 10pm. (Please note that the Campus is closed on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August)

The Library will be staffed from 10am – 6pm on weekdays except for short periods to cover staff leave when it will be staffed from 10am – 3pm.

On Saturdays and Sundays from 14th July – 2nd September the Library will be OPEN BUT UNSTAFFED from 8.30am – 6pm

If you wish to confirm if Library staff will be available when you visit, please email us in advance on

The self-issue machine is available at unstaffed periods.


Easter Opening Times for the Library

The Library & LRC will be open over the Easter holiday as follows:

Monday 26th – Thursday 29th March 8.30am – 10pm     Staffed from 8.30am – 6pm
Good Friday 30th March (Bank Holiday) 8.30am – 6pm       Staffed from 12 – 4pm
Easter Saturday 31th March 8.30am – 6pm       Staffed from 12 – 4pm
Easter Sunday 1st April CLOSED
Easter Monday 2nd April (Bank Holiday) 8.30am – 6pm      Staffed from 12 – 4pm
Tuesday 3rd April onwards 8.30am – 10pm     Staffed from 8.30am  – 6pm

Please not that there will be tea and coffee making facilities in the Café but no food will be available. Other campus facilities will be closed.


Library and LRC summer opening hours

The Library will be remain open as usual on weekdays from 8.30am – 10pm from Monday 17th July – Friday 8th September to help you in your studies over the summer. During this time the library will be staffed from Monday to Friday from 10am – 3pm. (Please note that the Guildford Centre is CLOSED on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August.)

If you want to confirm that Library staff will be available to help you, please email us in advance of your visit on

At weekends the Library will be open as usual from 8.30am – 6pm, but from 15th – 16th July until 2nd – 3rd  September inclusive it will be unstaffed.


Message for 7 month LPC students – Legal Research Workshop on Thursday 26th January in Room 217 LRC

The library is holding a workshop on general legal research which will include where to start with your legal research, how to use the legal databases Lexis Library, Lexis PSL, Practical Law and Westlaw to identify and locate key commentary resources and also how to find and update cases and legislation. We will also point out the various Legal Research guides available on the library web page and introduce you to the library catalogue.

You can also watch a short video introduction on the ULaw Library services available to you which you can access from the Library web page. It shows you how to search the library catalogue, borrow and renew books, access resources and gives information on printing. Go to then click  on the ‘Library Induction’ video link box on the right hand side of the page under the ‘Library FAQs’ section.

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