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Accessing your Library Services over Christmas

During the Christmas vacation, there will be some changes to our opening times, loan periods and availability of staff to handle your enquiries. We have set out below some key things to bear in mind to help you continue with your studies during this time. 

In the meantime, we would like to extend warm wishes for the festive season, however you plan to spend it, from all the staff in Library Services. 


To support students in preparation for January exams, this year Mile End Library will be open throughout the vacation period (with the exception of 25 & 26 December and 1 January). The Library will be open 08:00 to 20:00, from Saturday 14 December to Tuesday 31 December.

Both Whitechapel and West Smithfield libraries will be closed from Tuesday 24th December, re-opening on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

The Hive will be closed too, re-opening on the 2nd January 2020.

For site specific information on opening hours, see our Opening Hours page

 


 

  • Canalside – 08:00 - 00:00
  • Graduate Centre 7th Floor Study Space (PG students only) – 24/7
  • West Smithfield Library Basement – TBC

Extended loan periods operate over the vacation period as follows:

Mile End Library

  • Ordinary Loans borrowed or renewed from Saturday 16th November will be due back on Friday 10th January
  • One Week Loans borrowed or renewed from Saturday 7th December will be due back on Wednesday 8th January
  • One Day Loans borrowed on Friday 13th December will be due back on Monday 6th January 

Medical Libraries 

  • Ordinary Loans borrowed or renewed from Saturday 23rd November will be due back on Friday 10th January
  • One Week Loans borrowed or renewed from Saturday 14th December will be due back on Wednesday 8th January

 


You can access a significant proportion of our electronic collections off-campus, information on how to do this is available E-Resources News & Help webpage under the ‘Access’ section of the page. 

You’ll need your QMUL ITS login, and to start by going to the Library Discovery page.

We strongly recommend that you try accessing them off-campus before our libraries close, so you have an opportunity to contact Library staff if you encounter any problems. 

For e-resources access queries please contact: ejournals@qmul.ac.uk. This inbox will be monitored on the 24th, 27th, 30th, 31st December, between 1-2pm, and will get back to regular operations on the 7th January.

For help finding and using databases for your subject, check out the subject pages or contact your liaison librarian (contact details on your subject page).

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