Building opening times

The opening and access times of our buildings can vary during the summer and winter break. Please check back to this page to view the opening times for buildings and food outlets on our Talbot and Lansdowne campuses throughout the year. 

Please remember that all students and staff are required to have their I.D. cards with them when attending campus. These cards are necessary to gain access to many of our campus buildings.  

For help finding a building, our Talbot and Lansdowne Campus maps and address list will be able to assist you. We also share information about room numbers and getting around campus, which you may find useful. 

If you have a question about building access on campus or how to book a room, please contact the Estates Service Desk on option 2, where a member of the team will be able to help. 

Talbot Campus

Building  

Opening times and when you need your I.D card. 

Students  

Staff  

When you will need your staff/student ID card  

Christchurch House  

8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

  

5pm - 10pm on weekdays.  

Dorset House  

8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

Use of labs on a weekend or outside opening hours is booked through the faculty.  

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

Use of labs on a weekend or outside opening hours is booked through the faculty.  

5pm - 10pm on weekdays.  

Fusion Building  

Term time: 8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

Non-term time: 8am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.  

Term time: 7am – 10pm Monday to Friday.  

Non-term time: 7am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.  

5pm - 10pm on weekdays.  

Innovation Centre  

Determined by the faculty.  

Determined by the faculty.  

Determined by the faculty.  

Kimmeridge House  

8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.  

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.  

5pm - 10pm on weekdays.  

  

Poole Gateway Building  

24-hour access, Monday to Sunday for Faculty of Science & Technology, and Faculty of Media & Communication students – Access based on course requirements as directed by Faculty. 

  

All other student access, 8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

24-hour access, Monday to Sunday for Faculty of Science and Technology, and Faculty of Media and Communications staff.  

All other staff access, 7am - 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

5pm - 10pm on weekdays

24 hours at weekends for Faculty students and staff.

  

Poole House (including Open Access Centre)  

Open Access Centre – Closed until 2 September due to Estates works.

Cash Office: 10.30am – 2pm, Tuesday to Thursday. 

Staff Centre available to staff, affiliates and Postgraduate researchers Monday – Sunday 7am – 10pm.  

Students: Overnight, 8pm to 8am and Sunday, 8am – 8pm.  

Staff: Weekdays, 8pm - 10pm and Saturday and Sunday, 7am - 10pm  

Poole House Lecture Theatres  

Open as per booking schedule.  

Open as per booking schedule.  

Free access when lectures are scheduled.  

Poole House, Sports Hall and SportBU  

Please view opening hours on the SportBU website.  

Please view opening hours on the SportBU website.  

Access via SportBU Reception.  

Student Centre  

8am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday.  

  

7am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday. 

5pm – 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

Talbot House  

8am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday.  

Prayer room accessible after 8pm via Poole House Reception.  

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.  

7am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday.  

Prayer room accessible after 10pm via Poole House Reception.  

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.  

5pm – 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

  

The Sir Michael Cobham Library  

Please view opening hours on the BU libraries webpage.  

Please view opening hours on the BU libraries webpage.  

From 5pm, Monday to Friday.

At all times on weekends. 

Tolpuddle Annexes  

8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

With exception of the Media areas which are controlled by Student ID card.  

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

With exception of the Media areas which are controlled by Staff ID card.  

5pm – 10pm on weekdays.

Weymouth House  

24-hour access for Faculty of Media & Communication students - Access based on course requirements as directed by Faculty.

All other student access, 8am - 10pm, Monday to Friday. 

7am - 10pm, Monday to Friday.

5pm – 10pm on weekdays.

24 hours at weekends for Faculty students.

Lansdowne Campus

Building  

Opening times and when you need your I.D card 

Students  

Staff  

When you will need your staff/student ID card  

Bournemouth Gateway Building  

24-hour access, Monday to Sunday via the main reception entrance.  

Open Access Centre and Weston Library are open 24/7.  

Staff Centre available 7am – 10pm, Monday – Sunday.  

Students: 24 hours for access to Library and Open Access Centre.  

Staff: 7am – 10pm, Monday – Sunday for access to Staff Centre.   

Executive Business Centre  

8am – 7.30pm, Monday to Friday.  

Saturday – opening is dependent on teaching and events. 

Sunday - closed.  

7am – 7.30pm, Monday to Friday.  

Saturday – opening is dependent on teaching and events.  

Sunday - closed.  

Students: 8am – 7.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Staff: 7am – 7:30pm, Monday to Friday.  

Access via side door between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.  

  

Studland House  

No access unless requested by Professional Services staff member.  

7am – 7pm, Monday to Friday for BU Staff.  

Reception open: 8am – 10:30pm, 3pm – 4:15pm  

  

Staff: 7am - 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Staff I.D. card is required to access the building throughout the day.  


Food outlet opening times

Talbot Campus

Location

Opening hours

Starbucks, Poole House

Starbucks offers breakfast muffins and pastries until 11am then a full retail range throughout the day. This includes hot and cold snacks, meal deals, pastries and confectionary. Card payments only.

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4pm

Costa, Fusion Building

Costa Coffee offers breakfast muffins and pastries until 11am then a full retail range throughout the day. Card payments only.

Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm

Bournemouth Uni Food Restaurant Lunch Service, Fusion Building

A varying lunch menu alongside a deli bar, jacket potato bar and Friday Fish day. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are on offer daily. Card payments only.

Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 2pm

Naked Coffee, Poole Gateway Building

Naked coffee is an independent local business which takes pride in roasting, blending and brewing unique ethical coffee, with a focus on a large selection of vegan products. Card payments only.

Currently closed for summer break

During term time: Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm

Naked Coffee, The Sir Michael Cobham Library

Naked coffee is an independent local business which takes pride in roasting, blending and brewing unique ethical coffee, with a focus on a large selection of vegan products. Card payments only.

Currently closed for summer break

During term time: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

SUBU GroundUp Café, SUBU Student Centre

Card and cash payments are accepted.

Visit the SUBU website for information about opening times.

Dylan’s, Poole House

Card and cash payments are accepted.

Visit the SUBU website for information about opening times.

SUBU Shop, Poole House

Card and cash payments are accepted.

Visit the SUBU website for information about opening times.

Lansdowne Campus

Location

Opening hours

Costa Coffee, Bournemouth Gateway Building

Costa Coffee offers breakfast muffins and pastries until 11am then full retail range throughout the day. Card payments only.

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3pm