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Opening Hours and Contact Details

Issues and closures

November 2016 onwards. Estates are improving the Library's heating systems, lighting and windows.  On occasion, the Reading Room may experience unusual noise levels and other disruption.  This work is now coming to an end!

More on these and future works/issues: Building Works News and Service Issues

Easter and May Bank Holiday 2017.  We're closed Friday 14-Tuesday 18 April and Monday 1 May 2017.

Standard opening hours

Special Collections welcomes members of the University and external visitors. Our limited staffing means access is by appointment only.

Please note that we are not open every day and we regret that access to collections will seldom be possible for visitors arriving without appointment.  Please don't make any travel or other arrangements before you have arranged a firm appointment with us.

Times available for appointments: Tuesday-Friday, 10-4.30. We stay open during lunchtime whenever staffing permits. Further information about Visiting Special Collections.

Staff and students of the University of Bradford may consult some books from Special Collections without appointment via the Special Collections Fetch Service.

If you can't visit us in person, you may find our Reprographics or other services helpful.

Contact details


Postal address: Special Collections
J. B. Priestley Library
University of Bradford
Bradford. BD7 1DP.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1274 235256.

Twitter: @100objectsbrad

See our News page for details of our blogs and other ways to keep in touch.

You can find contact details of and other information about individual members of staff here: Meet the Team