Following the £27 million redevelopment of the Library, we are now open to members of the public. Anyone can come and use the space on the ground floor including our art gallery and cafe. There are also opportunities to explore the rest of the building and our collections.
A day visitor pass gives you full access to the building and our physical collections. You can use your own devices and connect to our high speed guest Wi-Fi network. Unfortunately you are not able to access our computers or printing facilities.
You will need to show a piece of photo I.D. on each visit. Day Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You are free to use the Library on the day you have booked between 09.00-19.45 weekdays and 09.00-17.15 on weekends.
To book, select the date you'd like to visit and fill in the form. You will also be asked to confirm that you will abide by the Library regulations.
What is there to see?
The Library Café is open throughout the week and at weekends. So whether you are visiting the art gallery, attending an event in the exhibition hall or studying in the Library, you can be sure of a relaxing space where you can enjoy hot and cold food, snacks, cakes and good barista coffee
The gallery is home to the University’s outstanding collection of British art between 1890 and 1940. It features work by artists such as Stanley Spencer, Augustus John, Aubrey Beardsley, Walter Sickert, Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore. The gallery is open seven days a week between 10am and 5pm.
The exhibition hall is home to temporary exhibitions and events. Previous exhibitions have included Lines of Thought from the British Museum. Like the gallery, the exhibition hall is open to the public.
The Observatory offers stunning views of the campus, city and surrounding countryside. Come here to change the way you look at Hull.