Christmas & New Year holiday information & opening hours

Buddy Elf holiday news

The Main Library will be open throughout the Christmas and New Year period (9.00am to midnight) including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2 January. There will also be 24 hour access to the Robertson Trust Medical Library at Ninewells Hospital.

Before visiting, please note the current guidelines for library activities to ensure COVID-19 safety.

Main Library

The Main Library will be open Saturday 19 December to Monday 4 January inclusive.

Staff and students should have their ID/matriculation card to open the security gates.

There will be no LLC Help Services from 5.00pm on Wednesday 23 December until 8.45am on Tuesday 5 January.

Medical Library

The Medical Library will be open only via swipe access from 4.45pm on Friday 18 December until 8.45am on Monday 18 January.

Applications for swipe access to the Medical Library must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday 16 December.

Other libraries

Kirkcaldy Campus Library will close at 5.00pm on Friday 18 December and our DJCAD Library will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 23 December for the holidays.  Both libraries are due to reopen Monday 18 January 2021.

Ask the Library

Our live chat service Ask the Library will be available throughout the Christmas and New Year period. However, from 5.00pm on Thursday 23 December until 9.00am on Tuesday 5 January, chats will be answered by librarians who are not based in Dundee. Any enquiries which require a follow-up from Library staff in Dundee will be dealt with on Tuesday 5 January.

Inter-Library Loans

No new requests will be processed between Friday 18 December and Tuesday 5 January.

Research Thesis Submission and Open Access payment processing during the holiday period

Please be aware that from Thursday 17th December - Tuesday 5th January the Library research services team will be operating a reduced service. 

No thesis submissions will be processed after Friday the 18th December until 5th January 2021. 

Article processing charges for Open Access may not be processed after 18th December until the service reopens on 5th January 2021.

Seasons greetings from all the research services team.