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Library opening times and updates

Opening times - term time

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 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).

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.  See more details on Borrowing & Returning.

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