Christmas vacation access

Access arrangements for Frenchay Library during the Christmas closure.

Frenchay Library remains open 24/7 during the Christmas vacation.

You must have your UWE Bristol ID card with you. Entry to the library will be refused without it.

During the Christmas closure period, many access routes on campus are not in use. Access to Frenchay Library is available from the following routes:

  • use the stairs by the Student Union shop to the patio above, then through Starbucks/Onezone to the main entrance (shown as green route in the map below)
  • the new Glendinning lecture theatre entrance (2D67 foyer)
  • enter the Hub area by the cashpoints and take the E-block lift opposite up one floor. You will see the main Library entrance to your right when you enter Level 2 of E Block (accessible route - shown as red route in the map below)
  • use the doors near One Zone and the Octagon to access the main entrance (accessible route).

The external doors in these areas should be open access between 10:00-16:00, but you will need your UWE Bristol ID card for swipe access outside of these times.

Members of the public will be able to access the Library by arriving between 10:00-16:00 during the closure period.

This period runs from 16:30 on Friday 21 December to 08:30 on Thursday 3 January.

There will be no UWE Bristol Library staff available during this period. You can still get 24/7 help with our Ask a Librarian, with 24/7 live chat. Security staff are available throughout the vacation and are based in the Library.

Find out more about what is open over the holiday: Christmas at UWE Bristol

Frenchay Library vacation access map

Travel information

Frenchay Campus directions, bus information and cycle routes.


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