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Visitors guide to the Library

Testing before visiting

Visitors to campus - COVID 19 Lateral Flow testing

Please ensure that if you are planning on visiting our campuses, you take an Lateral Flow test prior to arrival.

Christmas vacation - access for visitors

Forum library doors will remain open for visitor access:

8.00 - 8.00 Monday to Friday

10.00 - 6.00 Saturday to Sunday


There will library staff on site 24, 27-31 December; 2-3 January: 10.00 - 4.00

Library will be unstaffed 25-6 December; 1 January


Old Library will be CLOSED form 23rd December to 4th January

St Luke's Haighton Library will be CLOSED from 23rd December to 4th January

Penryn library 

  • Closed 24th December at 14:00 until 29th December at 09:00
  • Closed from 31st December at 17:00 until 2nd January at 10:00
  • Normal term hours will resume from 4th January at 09:00


Return of visitors to Forum, Old, Penryn and St Luke's (Haighton) libraries

Return of visitors

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

Alumni and other registered external visitors can also use St Luke's Haighton library once again.  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)


NHS QR codes

Please use the NHS app QR codes at the library entrances to register for track and trace.


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 on level 0 of Forum library and Ground floor of St Luke's Haighton library.


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.

Forum Library Opening Hours & Access

Please see our University Library Service & Coronavirus (COVID-19) : FAQs for more information.

Current students, staff and associates

Forum Library remains open 24/7 


Library access is recommended for visitors during library during staffed 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.  

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