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Library opening times and updates


Opening times - term time

From 20 September 2021, opening times are as below: 

The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus

Day Library building Staffed service at Help Zone  
Monday - Friday  8am - midnight 9am - 5pm
Saturday  10am - 6pm No staffed service
Sunday 10am - 10pm No staffed service

Weston Library (Bournemouth Gateway Building), Lansdowne Campus

Day Library area Staffed service at Help Zone 
Monday - Friday  Open 24/7  9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday  Open 24/7 No staffed service

If you can't visit the Library in person you can contact us on Library Chat, email us at Librarysupport@bournemouth.ac.uk or phone us on +44 (0)1202 965959. These services are staffed Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Or look at our Library FAQs here.

For IT support, please telephone +44 (0)1202 965515 or Freephone 0808 196 2332 (both available 24/7).


Opening times - winter break

The Sir Michael Cobham Library will be closed from 5pm on Tuesday 21 December and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 4 January. The Weston Library, on the ground floor of the new Bournemouth Gateway Building, will be open 24/7 throughout the vacation period.   

Library staff will be operating an online chat service for students who need support until 5pm on Thursday 23 December. The library out-of-hours service (01202 965959) is then available to answer basic library queries throughout the vacation. Our online chat service will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4 January.

The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus

Day Library building
Monday 20 December 2021 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 21 December 2021 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 22 December 2021
to Monday 3 January 2022
CLOSED
Tuesday 4 to Friday 8 January 2022 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9 January 2022 onwards  Normal term-time opening times

Weston Library (Bournemouth Gateway Building), Lansdowne Campus

Day Library area
Wednesday 22 December 2021
to Monday 3 January 2022 inclusive
Open 24/7 


Borrowing during the winter break

We have extended the borrowing period for Christmas and the winter break.

Books borrowed from Friday 10 December 2021 will have a due date of Wednesday 12 January 2022. Items will then be automatically renewed each week unless reserved by another borrower. If this occurs, you will be notified that the item needs to be returned. See Renewing borrowed items for more details.

We are no longer charging fines for the late return of library books, but items lost or damaged will still incur a replacement charge. 


How to return items

Please use the secure returns boxes for any library books (or DVDs) you wish to return. These are in the courtyard outside The Sir Michael Cobham Library at Talbot Campus, and outside the Western Library on the ground floor of the Bournemouth Gateway Building at Lansdowne Campus (open 24/7 throughout the winter break).  See more details on Borrowing & Returning.

If you have completed your studies and have moved away from the area, please email us at librarysupport@bournemouth.ac.uk and we'll advise you how you can return your books.