Holiday Opening hours and Borrowing

As we rapidly approach the holidays, here are some helpful hints and information:

OPENING HOURS

On Thursday 29 March, the Main Library will be closed from 5.30 pm. The Library Reading Room and Postgraduate Room will be open overnight and over the Easter weekend as usual (Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April).

On Saturday 31st March, the Library Reading Room will be closed between 8AM to 12PM

We will reopen the Main Library at 9am on Tuesday 3 April 2018, and will be open from 9am to 5.30pm for the rest of the week, excluding Saturdays and Sundays.

From Monday 9 April we will resume 24/7 opening to support your preparations for the examination period.

In the week beginning 9 April Helpdesk service hours will be 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Saturday and Sunday.

From the week beginning 16 April Helpdesk service hours will be 8 am to 10 pm Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm Saturday and 2 pm to 7 pm Sunday. Full details of the opening hours for Colchester, Loughton and Southend can be found on the Library Opening Hours Page.

BORROWING INFORMATION

No books will be due between 30 March and 3 April, even if they are recalled.

If one your books is recalled, we aim to give the full seven days’ notice unless the original return date falls within this seven days’ recall period. In this case the return date will not change.

Any recalls placed during the Easter closure period will be processed when we open again on 3 April. If one of your books is recalled immediately before the closure, it will be due back on 5 April.

If one of your books is recalled and you decide to post it back to us, we will treat the posting date as the return date so you won’t receive any fines if you post the books back before they’re due.

No fines will accrue on recalled books during the time that we are closed.

Apart from 30 March to 2 April, we'll be here to answer any questions you might have during the Easter vacation so please get in touch and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

HELPFUL HINTS

Please remember to renew all your library books before you leave University, and continue to renew during the vacation if necessary.

As all items remain subject to recall please do check your emails regularly in case you need to arrange to return something early. If you need to post a recalled item back, the library will count the date of postage as the intended date of return when checking items back in.

If you are going away from campus please either return your books before you go or take them with you so that you can arrange to send one back if it is recalled.

If in doubt, just return your books before you leave for Easter.

If you have any more questions about borrowing over the holidays, please talk to a member of staff at the Library Helpdesk or get in touch via libline@essex.ac.uk

OPENING HOURS

The learning hub on the 2nd Floor of the Forum is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be open all over the Easter Break.

The Forum Library (ground floor and 1st Floor) will follow its regular hours over the holiday period, except the days detailed below:


Friday 30th March Closed
Saturday 31st March 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 1st April Closed
Monday 2nd April Closed

For full opening hours please look at our Opening Hours Page.

BORROWING INFORMATION

No fines will accrue on recalled or overdue books during the time that the Forum Library is closed.

OPENING HOURS

Vacation hours run from Monday 26th March – Sunday 15th April. The library will then resume regular hours from Monday 16th April.

During this period the library will be open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 6:30pm. The library will be closed Saturdays and Sundays.

The library will be closed Friday 30th March & Monday 2nd April.

Any changes to the above advertised hours will be posted on the door and emailed to staff and students, so please keep an eye out for any changes.

For full opening hours please look at our Opening Hours Page.

BORROWING INFORMATION

No fines will accrue on recalled or overdue books during the time that the Library is closed.


Finally we would like to wish you all a happy holiday!


Enquiries

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libline@essex.ac.uk