Opening Times for Libraries

Want to study on campus at a time that suits you? Our libraries have extended opening times to help you do this.

Staffed opening means we have staff on hand to help you at our Service Desks during the times stated.

Outside the staffed opening times the buildings are open for you to access as detailed, but there are no Library staff at the Service Desks to help you. Don't forget though, if you have a query you can ring us 24 hours a day on 01782 295770 (Note that outside staffed hours calls are handled by an external agency), visit our comprehensive Library resources page, or view our Library FAQ page.

Access to the buildings and libraries is by swipe card entry system at all times.  Please remember you must bring your student card with you in order to gain access, and to use the facilities such as self-service issue and MFD printers.

Any changes to our opening times will be advertised on our web pages and through social media.

Thompson Library, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Days

Opening Hours

Staffed Hours

Autumn Term Time Opening Hours 2019

Monday 9 September – Sunday 15 December

Monday–Thursday

24/7

9.00am–5.45pm

Friday

24/7

9.00am–4.45pm

Saturday/Sunday

24/7

1.15pm–5.45pm

Christmas Vacation Opening Times

Monday 16 December – Tuesday 24 December

24/7

9.00am–4.45pm

Wednesday 25 December – Wednesday 1 January

24/7

Self-Service

Thursday 2 January – Friday 3 January

24/7

9.00am–4.45pm

Saturday 4 January – Sunday 5 January

24/7

Self-Service

Spring Term Time Opening Hours 2020

Monday 6 January – Sunday 5 April

Monday–Thursday

24/7

9.00am–5.45pm

Friday

24/7

9.00am–4.45pm

Saturday/Sunday

24/7

1.15pm–5.45pm

Easter Vacation Opening Hours 2020

Monday 6 April – Thursday 9 April

24/7

9.00am–4.45pm

Friday 10 April – Monday 13 April

24/7

Self-Service

Tuesday 14 April – Friday 17 April

24/7

9.00am–4.45pm

Saturday 18 April – Sunday 19 April

24/7

1.15pm–5.45pm

Summer Term Time Opening Hours 2020

Monday 20 April – Sunday 14 June

Monday–Thursday

24/7

9.00am–5.45pm

Friday

24/7

9.00am–4.45pm

Saturday/Sunday

24/7

1.15pm–5.45pm

Summer Vacation Opening Hours 2020

Monday 15 June – Sunday 6 September

Monday–Friday

24/7

9.00am–4.45pm

Saturday/Sunday

24/7

Self-Service

Bank Holidays

Easter (Friday 10 April – Monday 13 April)

24/7

Self-Service

Early May Bank Holiday (Friday 8 May)

24/7

Self-Service

Spring Bank Holiday (Monday 25 May)

24/7

Self-Service

Summer Bank Holiday (Monday 31 August)

24/7

Self-Service

Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre, Centre of Excellence, Stafford Campus

Days

Opening Hours

Staffed Hours

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

6.00am–Midnight

11.00am–1.00pm, 3.00pm–4.45pm

Saturday/Sunday

6.00am–Midnight

Self-Service

Christmas Vacation Opening Times

Monday 16 December – Tuesday 24 December

6.00am–Midnight

11.00am–1.00pm, 3.00pm–4.45pm

Wednesday 25 December – Wednesday 1 January

6.00am–Midnight

Self-Service

Thursday 2 January – Friday 3 January

6.00am–Midnight

11.00am–1.00pm, 3.00pm–4.45pm

Bank Holidays

Easter (Friday 10 April – Monday 13 April)

6.00am–Midnight

Self-Service

Early May Bank Holiday (Friday 8 May)

6.00am–Midnight

Self-Service

Spring Bank Holiday (Monday 25 May)

6.00am–Midnight

Self-Service

Summer Bank Holiday (Monday 31 August)

6.00am–Midnight

Self-Service

Shrewsbury Health Library, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Days

Opening Hours

Staffed Hours

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

24/7

8.30am–5.00pm

Saturday/Sunday

24/7

Self-Service

Bank Holidays

Opening hours may vary for Bank Holidays and during the Christmas period.  Please check the Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries web site for details.

24 Hour Access

24 hour out of hours access is available to most registered members via a swipe card which is issued by the Library - a £5 charge is required for the card. Please ask in the library if you would like to arrange access.

Self Service Opening Hours

The times when the buildings are open but the Enquiry Desks are not staffed are referred to as Self-Service or Out of Hours opening. The buildings are supervised by Campus Services staff (there is also a Student Rovers team on site at Thompson Library) and access is restricted to:

  • Current Staffordshire University Staff

  • Current Staffordshire University Students and Alumni

  • NHS users who have a valid Library Card and an Out of Hours Access Pass