Kedleston Road (Derby) - Opening Hours

Opening hours from 5 November - 16 December

Monday - Sunday 24 hours

The Library Night Bus will run between the Kedleston Road site and Halls. It will be in operation from Monday 5 November until Sunday 16 December. For timetable information, please click on the link below. 

Service 8 - Library Night Bus timetable

Christmas opening hours

17 December Closing at 7pm
18 - 20 December 8:30am - 7pm
21 December 8:30am - 6pm
22 December 1pm - 5pm
23 - 26 December CLOSED
27 - 29 December 10am - 5pm
30 December - 1 January CLOSED

Opening hours from 2 January

Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 10:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm


FAQs - 24/7 Opening

We've put together some answers for questions that you might have. If you still have queries after reading the information provided below, please do contact us at 

During the day, there is restricted parking on the Kedleston Road site which requires a permit. After 4.30pm, permits are not required, and you can park free of charge. Parking charges apply on weekend days and bank holidays.

Access to the Library is via the Atrium as normal. You'll need to enter the Kedleston Road site through the main entrance via the security gates, so remember your student ID card!

During the day, there is no Unibus service running, however there are public bus routes available

Pay and display on-site parking is available on weekend days.

Although there won't be any catering outlets open, there are vending machines just outside the Library near Subway. 

You're welcome to bring drinks and cold food with you, and we encourage you to bring a re-usable water bottle, so that you can make use of the water fountains in the Library. The water fountains are located on the Lower Ground and First Floor of the Library. 

The Library will be self-service from 9pm to 8.30am

Study rooms can be booked as normal. Bookings are restricted to a total of two hours a day. 

One to one IT support is available between the following hours: 

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 9pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 1pm

IT support outside of these hours is provided via telephone. Please use the white telephone between the IT counter and the Reception desk. 

The University is providing a Library Night Bus that will call at University Halls of Residence. Service 8 - Library Night Bus timetable

Visitors (including SCONUL), are welcome to visit between the following hours during the 24/7 opening period: 

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10.30pm

Friday: 8am - 7pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Christmas opening hours

17 - 21 December 8.30am - 7pm
22 December 1pm - 5pm
23 - 26 December CLOSED
27 - 29 December 10am - 5pm
30 December - 1 January  CLOSED

The Library will re-open on 2 January 2019.

67 Bridge Street

There is also a 24/7 study space available at 67 Bridge street.


Before you visit you can .


An access control system operates. All staff and students need their University ID cards for access. Provision is made for visitors to sign in at the library reception desk.