Christmas at the Library
Closure dates, avoid fines, online resources, places to study, January re-opening
All campus libraries will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 December, and reopen at 8am on Tuesday 2 January. St. James's Library will reopen an hour later, at 9am.
Borrowing and returning books
You must check if your books have been requested and need to be returned, to avoid fines.
- check your University email
- check the UniLeeds App
- log into Minerva and click on the book icon in the top-right corner to log in to your Library record.
If requested books are not returned by the due date, there is a fine of £2.50 per item per day. This applies for each day the Library is open past the due date. More information about holiday fines
You can return books in person by taking them to any library on campus, or if you are not returning to Leeds when the Library reopens on 2 January, you can return items by post. More information about returning and renewing books
If you lose a book, don't panic! Come in and see us as soon as you can. What to do if you lose a Library item
All digital resources will remain available during the closed period.
- It's simple to access e-books and journals, just by using the links in Search@Library
- Find journal articles on any subject by searching one of our many research databases
- Explore Skills@Library and Researcher@Library for advice and guidance on a wide range of topics.
Other places to study
There may be other libraries that you can use, if you need a place to study or want to use resources from another Library.
The 24-hour computer clusters stay open over the holidays. List of 24-hour clusters
You need an access code to enter the clusters. The code is available to anyone with a valid University login. Retrieve the access code for the 24-hour clusters
You said, we did
Libraries will open until midnight for the exam period from Tuesday 2 January. Laidlaw Library will be open 24/7 from Monday 8 January. This is happening because of student feedback.
Happy holidays and safe travels from Leeds University Library