Bank Holiday opening hours

On Monday 29 August there will be a reduction of some library services.
Please read on for information about our opening hours and which services will be available.

Opening hours 

Colchester

Monday 29 August – The main library will be closed, including the ground floor self-service area and floors 1 – 5.

There will be 24/7 access to the Library Reading Room and Postgraduate Room as usual.
The external book return, located on the Silberrad side, will still be available.

Southend

Monday 29 August – The Info Point and public library services will be closed. There will be self-service access to The Learning Hub and library spaces as usual.

The Learning Hub will still be accessible 24/7 via the out of hours access door.

Loughton

Monday 29 August – The library will be closed for the bank holiday and will re-open as usual on Tuesday 30 August.


For all libraries

The following services will be reduced:

  • ‘Book a Librarian’ appointments – no appointments on Monday 29 August.
  • Live chat will be unavailable on Monday 29 August, and will resume at 10am on Tuesday 30 August.
  • Phone lines and e-mails won’t be monitored on Monday 29 August, though we will be responding to all voicemails and e-mails on our return.

SUPPORT STILL AVAILABLE 

Access to all e-resources will still be available. Guidance relating to your area of study can be found in our Subject Guides and for more general advice (such as help with search skills, referencing, etc) check out our Skills at Library page.
We also have an FAQ page which might help answer your questions until library staff return.

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