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Using the Library

Sydney Jones and Harold Cohen Libraries, Liverpool

The libraries are open 24/7 during the academic session.

Leahurst Library, School of Veterinary Science

Monday to Friday 07:30 to 18:00
From 18:00 to 23:00 and on Saturday and Sunday, access to the Library is by swipe card only.

Library, London campus

Monday to Friday 08.00-22.00
Saturday and Sunday 09.00-18.00

See full opening hours for Bank Holiday and vacation opening times.

There are self-service points for issuing material in all the University libraries.

Items may be renewed online using My Library Account, using the self-service points, at any Help Desk, or by phoning 0151 794 9500 during staffed hours. Please note that renewals are subject to certain restrictions.

Once returned, items will be made available within 24 hours and will be held for 3 days. They are available for collection from designated shelves; information on the progress of a reservation is available from the Help Desk and My Library Account.

Items borrowed from the Sydney Jones Library may be returned via the Return point on the ground floor near the entrance. Items borrowed from the Harold Cohen, Leahurst or London libraries may be returned via the self-service points. Leahurst Library items may also be returned at the Harold Cohen or Sydney Jones libraries.


Access to library core services; search the catalogue and databases; access My Library Account; reading lists; obtain online help; book a study room or tour; opening hours and much more via InfoPoints.

Self-service binding machines are available in the Harold Cohen, Sydney Jones and London libraries. A channel binding service is also available in both the Sydney Jones and Harold Cohen Libraries, 09.00-17.00.

At Leahurst Campus, binding is available at the CPD Office Leahurst House, Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00.

There are bookable study rooms available at the Sydney Jones, Harold Cohen and London Libraries. Book online or ask at the Help Desk.

The Leahurst Library has a silent study area, and a bookable seminar room for group sessions. Please book at CPD office, Leahurst House.

Change can be obtained from the change machines located on the ground floor of the Harold Cohen and Sydney Jones libraries.

There are a variety of study zones available in the libraries. If you wish to report any disturbance or just need help please let us know:

The Inter-Library Loans service gives access to material from other libraries which is not held by the University Library.

Self-service laptop loans are available at the Harold Cohen and Sydney Jones libraries.

Students studying at our London campus can borrow laptops from the Librarian’s office, 09.00-17.00 Monday to Friday.

Please note all laptops are for library use only.

Tours of the library and information literacy sessions are offered across the academic year. See the calendar of events and book a session.

There is a Photocopying/Delivery service for both colour and black and white copying. There is a charge for this service.

The printer/photocopiers are checked regularly. You can credit your print account online, or through the print credit points available in the Harold Cohen and Sydney Jones libraries.

Faults are reported immediately during staffed hours. If you require further help in using the equipment please contact Library staff or see CSD's printing information

Special Collections and Archives include manuscripts and archives, medieval to modern; early and finely printed books, and science fiction collections. The department is open 09:30-16.45 Monday to Friday.

A range of stationery items can be purchased from the Help Desk when staffed. Please check Help Desk times for more details.

Getting help

Harold Cohen and Sydney Jones Libraries

09:00 to 21:30 Monday to Friday.
12.00 to 17.00 Saturday and Sunday

Leahurst Library Help Desk

09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Wednesday;
09:00 to 16:00 Thursday and Friday.

London Library

09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday

You can also contact us via email, phone, sms and live chat - see the Contact us box for more information.

Liaison Librarians are available to help with subject and bibliographic enquiries by appointment, 09.00- 17.00 Monday to Friday. The London Library staff may be contacted 09.00-18.30 Monday to Friday.

Computing Services have Service Desks on the ground floor of the Harold Cohen and Sydney Jones libraries, open 09.00-17.00 Monday to Friday during term time, and in the Sydney Jones Library only during vacation. There is also a telephone service available weekdays after 5pm and at weekends on the Computing Services number 0151 794 4567.

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