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Brunel University Library to open 24/7 from October


In response to feedback from students during 2012/13, and following a successful trial during the 2013 examination period, the University is very pleased to announce that the Library will move to full 24/7 term-time opening this academic year.

From 6 October the Library will be open right up until Christmas Eve, re-opening on 2 January and staying open until the end of exams in May, with just a two-day closure for Easter Sunday and Monday.

Announcing the change, Library Director Ann Cummings commented on this latest in a series of service improvements: “We are always looking for ways to enhance the services we provide to students, and recent student feedback has indicated that they would like us to move to a model of full 24/7 opening. We are grateful to the University for making the additional funding available and look forward to engaging with our students to make this a success during 2013/14."

Customer Relations Manager Rob Wannerton added: "When we were looking at our opening patterns this felt like the next logical step. When so many of our students are combining studying or research with paid work, family responsibilities and all the other things that make lives busy, we want to make sure the Library and its resources are available for people whenever the need is there, which is why this is such a significant and, we hope, positive change."

Full opening patterns in the build-up to 24/7 will be announced in due course, and weekend opening resumes this Saturday, running from 9am - 7pm each day.