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Opening Hours

Issue Desk at DivLib, October 2016
Issue Desk at DivLib, October 2016. Photographed by Clemens Gresser.

Opening Hours

Full term

See the University Calendar at

Monday - Friday:
09:00 - 18:00

Please note:

  • The main entrance to Faculty closes at 17:40; swipe-card access for Divinity Faculty staff only, after 17:40.
  • From 17:00-18:00 there is a restricted service:
  1. No fetching from closed access areas (primarily rare books and pamphlets).
  2. No fines can be paid either in cash or online.
  3. The Library Invigilator might not be able to investigate or resolve all issues about your borrowing privileges, fines, lost or damaged books.
  4. If you have never borrowed from the Divinity Library, or have not borrowed for some time: you will not be able to register/re-register. If you have a Raven user name and password, you can register online in advance of your visit, and your registration will be processed the next working day's morning.
  • the University Calendar gives the Tuesday as a starting day for the Full Term, but we change our opening hours and policies for access (for non-current members of the University) from the Monday of that week.


Monday - Friday:
09.10-13.10 & 14:00-16:40

Exceptions to the above/scheduled closures:

To come:

  • Easter 2020: Mon 6 to Mon 13 April (last day open before Easter: Fri 3 April; first day open after Easter: Tue 14 April, both (9:10-13:10 & 14:00-16:40).
  • Mon 22 to Fri 26 June 2020: annual stock take/check


  • Christmas 2019: Mon 23 December 2019 to Fri 3 January 2020 (last day open Fri 20 December 2019, until 16:40; first day open Mon 6 January 2020, 9:10-13:10 & 14:00-16:40).
  • Mon 19 to Fri 30 August 2019: August (Bank) Holiday
  • Mon 24 to Fri 28 June 2019: annual stock take/check
  • Easter closure: Thu 18 to Mon 22 April 2019