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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.

You can:

  • 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

Digital resources

All digital resources will remain available during the closed period.

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