From Monday 24th of April until midnight on Friday 2nd June the Northampton Square Library will be open 24/7 for you to study around-the-clock.
Library staff will be on hand during normal working hours before handing over to our Security colleagues who will keep an eye on things until morning: but don’t worry, if you suddenly think of a question overnight we have a host of Library Guides plus our FAQs available via the website to help support you.
During 24/7 opening we expect Library users to treat staff, other students and university property with respect, to adhere to the Library Services Code of Conduct and to use 24/7 opening responsibly.
As we are situated in a residential area, Library users are expected to treat our neighbours with consideration by leaving the premises quickly, quietly and causing no disturbance.
Please remember to take plenty of breaks and to keep safe when travelling home from the library late at night.
From Monday 27th of March until Friday 5th of May the Cass Learning Resource Centre will be open 24/7 in anticipation of the round-the-clock revision and study you’re planning ahead of your exams and coursework deadlines.
Library staff will be on hand during normal working hours before handing over to our Security colleagues who will keep an eye on things until morning: but don’t worry, if you suddenly think of a question overnight we have a host of Library Guides plus our FAQs available via the website to help support you- and if you submit a new question, a member of our team will respond as soon as possible.
Don’t forget to take some time out from your all-nighter: going for a walk, having a little nap and pausing for snacks are really important ways to help boost performance and manage stress levels throughout this tough time of the year.
It could be because it’s exam season. There could be a coursework deadline looming. Either way, you’ve decided to camp out in the Library: you’ve remembered your water, cold snacks, laptop, and those fluffy slippers to keep your feet comfortably cosy. You’re ready-to-go with an all-night revision-a-thon. Your referencing is going to show Harvard who’s boss. It’s on, people.
But you also know that having a break is ESSENTIAL to successful exam survival and coursework preparation. Rest is important. Burning yourself out will not help anyone.
So, with this in mind, here are 5 things you can do in the Library that will help you take your mind off things:
Look out of the window. From a glorious sunrise, to a spectacular sunset, looking out of the window can be awe inspiring; and inspiration is key to good studying. On a bright sunny day gaze at beautiful blue skies and puffy clouds. On grey rainy days, watch as other people get drenched. Bliss.
Browse. Seriously, not only does it add a whole new exciting dimension to promenading (see: 2, above) but browsing can be serendipitous for the soul. We’ve got loads of things you can browse, books (pick up a floor guide at the desk, choose a section, off you go…) journals, newspapers. And once you’ve found something which sparks your imagination, grab a comfy purple chair, sit back and expand your mind.
Hang out with BoB. BoB could be your new best friend. BoB will listen to what you want and try to give you what you want, when you want it. BoB’s great like that.
Talk to a librarian. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or even the good old fashioned way, in person, at the Service Desk. Topics we’re good at include: library essentials, resources, referencing, knitting, board games, TV and cake.
And remember: you will get there in the end- just make sure you look after yourself on the way.
Northampton Square Library From Monday 19th December to Thursday 22nd December the library will be operating vacation opening hours of 9am to 10pm with reference and self-service after 5pm.
On Friday the 23rd December the Library will be open 9am to 3pm only.
The library will be closed on Saturday 24th December to Tuesday 27th December inclusive.
We will be open between Wednesday 28th December and Friday 30th December from 10am to 6pm (reference and self-service only).
The library will be closed Saturday 31st December 2016 to Monday 2nd January inclusive.
Term time opening hours resume on Tuesday 3rd January when 24-hour opening will begin and run until Friday 20th January.
From the 28th December until the end of 24-hour opening, access will only be available to City University students and staff. Cass Learning Resource Centre The library will close at 3pm on Friday 23rd December and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January at 8.30am.
24/7 opening will run from 3rd January at 8.30am until Friday 20th January.
During this time, access will only be available to City University students and staff.
City Law School Libraries The law libraries at Northampton Square and Gray’s Inn Place will close at 3pm on Friday 23rd December and will re-open with usual hours on Tuesday 3rd January.
24/7 Opening To help support you during the exam period Northampton Square Library and Cass Learning Resource Centre will be open 24/7 from 8:30am on Tuesday 3rd January until midnight Friday 20th January. Before travelling in, please check the opening times at each site.
Bookable silent study spaces will be returning during the 24/7 opening period at Northampton Square in April.
Students can book a space to study on weekdays from 25th April – 3rd June. Sessions of two or three hour blocks are available between 9am and 9pm and users can book one session a day, with a maximum of two a week. Each session can be booked up to one week in advance. The full terms and conditions are on the bookings page.
The spaces themselves are on Level 5 and can be found on the Spencer Street side just beyond the help desk. They are specially decorated to show which is which, too!
From Monday 21stDecember the will be open from 9am to 10pm (reference and self-service after 5pm), closing at 3pm on Thursday 24thDecember and re-opening on between Tuesday 29thDecember and Thursday 31st December from 10am to 6pm (reference and self-service).
Access during these times will only be available to City University students and staff.
Usual weekend services will recommence Saturday the 2nd January.