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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 and there are also opportunities
to explore the rest of the building and our collections.
As well as making the most of our ground floor, you can also
request a pass to spend a day at the Library with full access to
our physical collections within the building. You are
unable to use the PCs in the building, our online resources or
printing facilities, however, you can use your own devices and
connect to our high speed guest Wi-Fi network.
You will be required 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, simply 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 for long hours 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 finding a relaxing space where you can enjoy hot and
cold food, snacks, cakes and good barista coffee.
The exhibition hall adjoins the art gallery and is home to
temporary exhibitions and events which showcase the work of the
University. Like the gallery, the exhibition hall is normally open
to the public and exemplifies the University’s commitment to public
The gallery provides a superb space in which to display the
University’s outstanding collection of British art between 1890 and
1940. It features work by big name 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
The Observatory is a highly flexible learning space designed
primarily for students working together in groups. It also offers
stunning views of the campus, the city and the surrounding
countryside. Come here to change the way you look at Hull.