The Haddon Library

Holiday closure
Monday, 2nd November, 2020

The Haddon Library will close at 16:00 on Friday 18 December for the holiday season and reopen at 10:00 on Tuesday 5 January. We wish you a happy break.

Michaelmas Term 2020
Tuesday, 1st September, 2020

Michaelmas Term begins on Tuesday 6 October. The Haddon Library will be staffed Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00. Please wear a mask, keep 2 metres apart, follow the 1-way system and keep left on the stairs. We are initially offering the following services to all staff and students:

1. Book return. You can drop off books for return at the library issue desk on the first floor. If there is already a library user at the desk, please wait until they have left.

2. Click and collect. Email with details of the book(s) you want to borrow. You can then collect the book(s) from the issue desk when we are open.

3. Scan and deliver. Visit to request a scan to be made of a chapter or article from any item held in the University to be delivered to your email address.

4. Book a seat. From Monday 30 November onwards, all seat bookings at the Haddon Library will be made using LibCal. Please go to to book your seat. Hope to see you soon!

Withdrawal of lockdown provision
Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

Publishers who extended access to their e-materials during lockdown are now, in many cases, ceasing or modifying that provision. See the UL’s page for further details.

You said — we did
Tuesday, 21st April, 2020

It’s a long time ago now — from lockdown it almost looks like the Time Before — but we did take some actions following feedback in last year’s reader survey. For instance:

12 December 2019

You said there weren’t enough lockers.

We gave the lockers a long-overdue clean and tidy, and made more of them available.

You complained about the charge for scanning books and papers &c on our printer-copier-scanner. 

We reset the scanning charge to zero.

You asked if we could have laptop stands. 

We ordered one laptop stand, and made it available during the Lent Term. Would you like to see more?

To say what you’d like us to do for you now, during the COVID-19 lockdown, email us on haddon-library[at] And to tell us about books you’d like us to make available electronically, use this form from the UL.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020

From 17:00 on Wednesday 18 March, the Haddon Library will be closed owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Although the library building is closed, we will be doing our best to offer remote services, and we will hope to reply to you within 3 working days. Please email haddon-library [at] .

Information about available library services and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Saturday, 14th March, 2020

Please refer to the information on the University Library website, which includes information on faculty and departmental libraries:

Please refer to the central University website which contains advice and guidance for staff and students: