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(The) Library Essentials Guide: Opening Hours & Access

Library Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday 8:00 to 20:00
Friday 8:00 to 20:00
Saturday 10:00 to 15:00
Study Room 3.02
Monday to Friday 18:00 to 21:30
Saturday 10.00 to 18:00
Group Study Room Hours
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 21:00
Saturday 9:00 to 18:00
Online Support Hours
Monday to Friday 10:00 to 20:00
Saturday 10:00 to 15:00
Online Resources
*ebooks, databases etc.
Available 24/7 from any location 

Library staff is available for online support by email ( and LibChat. Or you can contact the Library Help Centre for one-to-one support for assignments and research via email ( or through online appointments available to be booked here.

In the library, you need your student card for the following:

  • Enter & Exit: By swiping your student card on the grey box at the turnstiles, your student card gives you access to enter and exit the library.
  • Borrow Books: To borrow books, you need your student card so you or library staff can access your account on the Self-Service Machine or at the library services desk.
  • Print & Photocopy: Your student card is connected to your print credit account and your student account, so you need your student card to print or photocopy.

Note: Only you can use your card to access the library amenities above. If your card is used by another person, staff are permitted to confiscate it.

There are 4 Low Distraction Desks available to be booked in the Library. These desks can be pre-booked through the booking form below. 

In the library, we try to promote an ethos of mutual respect with each other when using the library space. This means:

  • turning your phone to silent before entering the library
  • don't take or make any calls in the library
  • finish your conversations before entering the library
  • don't talk out loud in the library
  • please don't eat food in the library, covered drinks are ok

These are all basic things, but together they can make a difference and help maintain a clean, quiet study space for all who use the library.

Via College Webpages

To quickly access the Library's homepage, select the 'QuickLinks' tab at the top of any of NCI's webpages. 

Then select 'Library' from the 'For Students' list.

Via Moodle 

Quickly access many of NCI Library's pages through your Dashboard on Moodle.


Need advice for your assignments or research?
The Library Help Centre is here to help!
We offer in-person and online appointments, remote assistance via email and a drop-in service.
For more details about how we can help you, see here.

Keep up to date on any library news and resources by following @NCILibrary on Facebook Twitter Instagram
Communications from the Library: Please note all communications from the library, concerning renewal of books, overdue books and reservations will be sent to your NCI student email account.