Library Café and Shop Opening Hours During the Easter Vacation

As the Library switches to an alternative opening hours schedule during the Easter vacation, so do the Library Café and Library Shop.

From Monday 3rd April through until Friday 28th April, the Library Café will be open from 9am – 4pm week days, but closed at weekends. Please be aware that this includes this weekend, 1st – 2nd April, even though the Library is open as usual. For the Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May, the Café will be open from 10am – 5pm.

The Library Shop will be closed for the duration of the Easter vacation.

Library Café & Shop Extended Opening Hours During 24-7

It’s not just the Library that is open longer during the January 24-7 period – the Library Café and Library Shop will also be keeping their doors open for extra time as well!

From Monday 9th January to Wednesday 1st February, the Library Café will be open 9am – 11pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.

From Monday 9th January to Wednesday 1st February, the Library Shop will be open 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, to meet the extra demand for refreshments during one of the busiest times of the year in the Library, the Library Café will be hosting an Express Coffee Stand (pictured above), situated in the café seating area, which will be providing quick drinks and snacks for those who don’t like the size of the queue in the serving area! This stand will be open 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday only.

Library Café & Shop Vacation Opening Hours

D0658-24The Library Café will also be switching to its vacation time opening hours schedule during the Easter holiday period (21st March – 18th April).

Week days, the Café will open at 9am and close at 4pm.

The café will be closed at weekends. It will also be closed from Good Friday (25th March) until the following Tuesday (29th March) along with the rest of the Library.

The Library Shop will be closed for the entire duration of the Easter vacation.

Fancy £20 Printer Credit?

Pilkington library after refurbishmentWould you like £20 printer credit absolutely free? More importantly, do you like cake? If the answer is “yes” to both questions, then IT Services are looking for student volunteers to take part in two separate focus groups and are prepared to offer both in return for your participation!

The first focus group is being held on Tuesday 8th December, and will be looking at the move from Google Apps for Education to Office 365 for students, which is part of a larger Office 365 project.

The second focus group taking place on Wednesday 9th December is looking at the current PC Labs provision on campus.

If you are free to volunteer for either focus group (or both!) please email the Student Experience & Communications team at confirming your name, student number, contact number and preferred focus group.

For your attendance and valuable input, IT Services will credit your print account with £20.00 in Printer Credit.

Help Us Celebrate World Book Night on Thursday


If you’re in the Library this Thursday lunchtime, why not stop by our stand in the Library foyer and help us celebrate World Book Night by grabbing yourself a FREE book and a delicious piece of home-made cake.

We’ll be giving away copies of three novels (you can find out which on the day) along with a selection of cakes and snacks. In previous years (including last year, pictured above) the books and cakes have disappeared in super quick-time, so it really is a case of first come, first served – pop along early to avoid missing out on a treat.

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23rd April (we delayed our celebration for a week until you were all back from your Easter holidays!). It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life.

Library Cafe and Shop Opening Hours During 24-7


From today until the end of term the Library Cafe and Shop will be open during 24-7 at the following times:

Library Café

Monday – Friday 9.30pm – 11pm (Bank Holiday Monday 26th May will be 12pm – 5pm)

Weekends 12pm – 5pm

Library Shop

Monday – Thursday 9pm – 4pm (Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 10am – 4pm)

Friday 9am – 3pm

Weekends 11am – 3pm

In addition, the vending machines will be filled daily throughout the exam period, but in the event one becomes empty or malfunctions, telephone 228589 or email .

Join Us for a World Book Night Celebration on Thursday

world book nightTo mark the start of term we’re celebrating World Book Night (a little later than advertised, granted!) with a FREE book (and cake!) giveaway in the Library foyer this Thursday lunchtime between 12.30 – 2.30pm (or whenever we run out of books and cake!)

We’ll be giving away copies of five books & novels (we’ll leave their identities as a surprise until the day!) along with a selection of home-made cakes and snacks. Judging from the popularity of the displays we’ve run previously the books and cakes may go like… well, hot cakes (!), so you may want to pop along early to avoid missing out on a real treat. See you there!

Have a Sweet Treat on Us for National Libraries Day

national libraries dayTo mark National Libraries Day this weekend we’ll be running a little stand up on Level 4 from 11am where we’ll be extolling the virtues of libraries in general and our own facilities in particular, especially our wonderful new (and ever so popular!) Level 4 and the literary pleasures of the Leisure Reading collection contained upon its shelves up there. And in return for a couple of minutes of your time telling us what you think of these new facilities, we’ll top up your chocolate levels with a free treat. What more could you ask for?

National Libraries Day is, as its title suggests, an annual celebration of libraries throughout the UK, be they academic, college, public or school libraries, and seeks to highlight all the positives things libraries and librarians contribute to people, families, communities, workplaces, the economy and society. To find out more, visit the campaign’s website here.