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Visitors guide to the Library

Forum Library Opening Hours

Current students, staff and associates

Christmas opening    


Open: 24/7


Monday - Friday


Open: 24/7

Staffed Hours: 9am - 6pm

Swipe access after 8pm

Saturday - Sunday

Bank holidays

Open: 24/7

Staffed Hours: 10am - 6pm

Swipe access after 6pm

Open for self-service study space bookings and borrowing/returning.

You must bring your Unicard for ID and borrowing.

For live help, please get in touch through chat or email 




Access is during staffed hours as below:

Monday - Friday

9am - 6pm

Saturday - Sunday 

10am - 6pm

For live help, please get in touch through chat or email

Visitors to Forum, Old, Penryn and St Luke's (Haighton) libraries


Members of the public can use the Forum library for reference use only, free of charge, during staffed hours.

Alumni and other registered external visitors can also use St Luke's Haighton library.  A swipe card is required for entry to St Luke's Haighton library.

Visitors to Penryn Campus Library.


Visiting hours

Visitors should use the library during staffed hours which are currently: 

9.00 - 6.00 Monday to Friday at Forum library

10.00 - 6.00 Saturdays to Sundays at Forum library

10.00 - 4.00 Monday to Friday at St Luke's Library (Haighton)

9.00 - 6.00 Monday to Friday at Old Library (enquiries to staff at Forum library)


Visitor guidelines

  • Please seek help at the enquiry desk or use our online chat.


Get in touch in advance

Please email in advance of your visit if you have any special requirements.  


Registered Assistance dogs are very welcome in all our libraries.  Please be advised that all other dogs are not permitted inside University of Exeter library buildings.

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