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Using the Library over the Summer?

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Using the Library over the Summer?
by Alice Primmer - Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 9:37 AM

If you’re planning to use the Library over the summer, resources, study spaces and staff will be ready for you! To help you get the most from your time over the next few months, why not get organised and plan ahead to make time for both studying and relaxation. 

Thinking about making an in-person visit to the Library? The building is open during the summer but with slightly reduced hours for upper floor study spaces, book access and staff assistance. 

Until Sunday 4th July the Library will be open as usual – 9am to 6pm weekdays and 11am to 4pm weekends. From Monday 5th July to Friday 3rd September the hours will change to 9am to 5pm weekdays only (with the exception of the 30th August Bank Holiday). If you’re a night owl or an early bird studier, the ground floor and gallery study spaces will still be accessible 24/7 as usual. 

The return to shelf-browsing and self-selection of books has been really successful, so Friday 2nd July will be the last date for Click and Collect services. Place holds before 9am on Friday to have them included in the final list and we’re encouraging you to come to the Library to select books from the shelves, if you’re in need of print copies over the summer.  

If you’re unsure of how to find books on the shelf there's a written guide available on our help pages:, and more information about what to expect when browsing in the Library can be found on our previous hub post here:  News Hub: Library Service Update ( While the Library is a bit quieter, now is a great time to give it a go – just make sure you allow enough time for browsing as upper floors begin closing shortly before the advertised time.  

To speed things up why not make a list of the books you’re looking for, with their shelf numbers, by searching the catalogue before your visit? You can also check for E-Book access to the books you want, as this saves shelf-browsing in the Library and you can read the material right away and at any time. 

If you’re unable to come to the Library to access books during our staffed hours, please send a list of the books you would like to borrow, including the title, author, specific edition if needed, and the shelf number to To help Staff fulfil your request, make sure you leave at least 2 working days between the request and the day you are intending to come to campus, and staff will leave them in a locker for you to collect and issue overnight or over the weekends. 

Just a reminder that, at the moment, all issued books are due on the 19th July 2021 and if you’ve completed your course at Marjon this year, or have just been meaning to return those books you’ve had out for ages, please look to return all items by this date – there is a returns box in the Library foyer or the self-service machines on the ground floor and both are accessible 24/7. 

If you have any questions about the Library service you can email us anytime at (usual response time is within 2 working days) or telephone us during staffed hours on 01752 761145.