Medical Library

Extended opening hours for the exam period

  • The Medical Library will have extended opening hours Friday to Sunday from Friday 17 March to Sunday 24 June (closing at 9pm).
  • May Bank holidays - Monday 7 May and Monday 28 May - the library will be open 9am - 5pm.
  • The current opening times (Mon to Thu 8.45am - 10pm, Fri 8.45 - 9pm, Sat 9am - 9pm, Sun 10am - 9pm) finish on Tuesday 26 June.  Vacation hours commence from Wednesday 27 June.

Opening hours

Reduced services

During periods with reduced services only reading, reference, loan and return facilities are available. When the library is closed a book return box is available.

DayReduced services
Monday to Thursday After 7 pm
Friday After 4.45 pm
Saturday All day
Sunday All day

Loan periods and borrowing limits

All Medical Library items are subject to the standard loan periods and borrowing limits with the following exceptions
MaterialLoan periods and restrictions

Bound serials

All users - seven-day or overnight loan
Unbound serials All users - overnight loan
Reference books, items from special collections, current issues of journals Confined to library

Visitor Access

The University of Bristol library is open to external researchers and visitors who have a genuine need to use materials not available in other libraries. Please go to the Visitor Access webpage for current information.

More about borrowing


Biomedical Sciences Building, University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TD


  • Silent study
  • Group study
  • Staffed
  • Scanning
  • Wheelchair access
  • Late opening
  • Weekend opening
  • Vending machine

Access information

Detailed access information for the Medical Library (located in the Biomedical Sciences building) from DisabledGo.

Extra support

To discuss extra support you may need when coming to the library, including Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs), please contact Library Support.


General enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)117 331 1501 | Internal 11501

Customer Services Manager

Marika Zeimbekis

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