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Using the Library: latest guidance

This page was last updated 04/06/21

Study Spaces

Opening times:

  • Harold Cohen Library - 8.30am – 11pm, 7 days a week
  • Sydney Jones Library - 8.30am - 9.30pm, 7 days a week
  • Additional campus study spaces - 8.45am - 5.15pm, Monday - Friday.
  • View all locations and book your space

Opening hours are subject to change in response to any changes in circumstances or new guidance that we receive.

  • You must book a study space before you visit. Group study is not permitted, even with members of your household or bubble.
  • Spaces can be booked up to 48 hours in advance and will only be made available on the booking system 48 hours before.


Printing services are available in both libraries. You must book a space in advance before visiting to use printing services. You can also use Print Anywhere to send your documents to print from your personal laptop or PC, even if you are off campus before you visit the library to reduce length of your visit.

Accessing Resources

Online Resources

If you can't visit the Library at the moment, there are plenty of ways to access resources online.

Click & Collect

The Click & Collect service continues to run with collection from:

You must book a collection slot before you collect your reserved items.

Staff and students can also request to reserve items held in the Sydney Jones Library for Library Use Only. This reference service allows users to visit the Library to consult material without having to take them away. You will also be required to book a space to use the materials within the Library.

Books can be returned to the book return boxes in the Harold Cohen Library or to the Sydney Jones Library 7 days a week.

Book and Copy Delivery

The Book and Copy Delivery Service is a means by which the Library will post books held in stock and copies of journal articles or book chapters directly to your home or work address.

Health and Safety

If you need to visit the Library, you have a responsibility to yourself and others safe. You must adhere to all public health measures including wearing a face covering at all times (unless exempt), maintaining a safe distance from others and washing your hands regularly.

Food and Drink

We are temporarily prohibiting eating within the Library, however drinking is still permitted. This is to reduce the number of occasions that users are required to remove their face coverings during visits. We advise that, if you must visit the Library, you plan your visit around meal times or make alternative arrangements to eat outside of the Library.

All safety measures are in place to protect our staff and students and we appreciate your cooperation as it greatly helps our staff if we don’t have to remind you to adhere to the safety guidelines.

Academic Support

KnowHow provides online academic support throughout the year to help you to succeed in your studies. Sessions include topics such as Preparing for Assessments, Academic Writing, Presentations and more.

The Liaison Librarian for your subject can also offer specialist support and advice for your subject. Book an online appointment with a Liaison Librarian through our appointments booking calendar

Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives Reading Room is now open by appointment only to University of Liverpool staff and students. For more information visit Special Collections & Archives.

Contact us for help and support

You can contact the library team 24/7 by emailing or contact us on Library chat.

For further information and updates from the University visit the University Coronavirus Safety pages.

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