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Visitors guide to the Library

Forum Library Opening Hours & Access

Current students, staff and associates

Forum Library remains open 24/7 (Including Bank Holidays)



Library access is available to visitors during library during these hours:

 9am - 6pm Mon-Fri

10am - 6pm Weekends


Doors open:

8am - 8pm Mon-Fri

10am - 6pm Weekends





Monday - Friday


Open: 24/7

Staffed Hours: 9am - 6pm

Swipe access after 8pm


Saturday - Sunday

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

Please wear a face covering, wipe down your desk before use and clean it again before you leave.  

Today's opening hours:


Old LIbrary Flooding

Level -2 collections currently CLOSED due to flooding. 

  • If you need resources from these areas please use our request service and we'll bring what you need to Forum Library.

  • If you need to access a Microform reader please email 
  • If you are looking for a study space, there are alternative spaces on level 0 and Level +1.

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 wear a mask inside the library unless you are exempt
  • Please use the cleaning stations to wipe down study spaces before and after use
  • Please seek help at the enquiry desk or using online chat.


Get in touch in advance

Please email in advance of your visit if you have any special requirements.  Please note the library continues to operate with a reduced staffing capacity.


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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