Extended opening hours at the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library
From the 21st August, you can use your student/employee card to access the library until 22:00 on weekdays and 08:00-20:00 on Saturdays and Sundays
Welcome to extended opening hours at the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library!
From the 21st August, the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library in Realfagbygget (the Science Building, Allégaten 41) will be available for use outside the usual manned periods.
Below you can find useful information about this new service.
Monday-Friday: The library is open from 08:00-22:00. Staff are present from 08:00-15:45, and the library is unmanned from 15:45-22:00.
Saturday-Sunday: The library is open (unmanned) from 08:00-20:00.
What is meant by "extended opening hours", and how do I get access during these times?
A library which has unmanned extended opening hours can be used outside of the periods when staff are usually present. As a student or employee at UiB, you have access during these times.
During the extended opening hours, the main enterance door to the library should be used to enter and exit. Your student or employee card, together with your personal pin code, is used to open the door.
It is particularly important that users tidy up after themselves, look after library property, and be considerate to other users during the unmanned opening hours.
During manned hours the library remains open for all, and all enterance doors can be used.
What services are still available during the unmanned extended opening hours?
You can still:
- Loan and return books at the self-service counter
- Pick up reserved books from the self-service pick-up shelf (NB books which are ordered in from libraries outside UiB are an exception, and have to picked up during manned opening hours)
- Use the public computers
- Use the work/study spaces in the library
- Use the wi-fi
Manned library hours
During the implementation phase, the library will have staff present on weekdays between 08:30-19:00. From Monday 2nd September these hours will be reduced, and the library will be manned from 08:30-15:45.
Library employees are still available to give help and guidance during the manned hours, and our "Book a Librarian" service for personal guidance is still available from 08:30-15:00 Monday-Friday (book a session here).
What safety measures are in place during the unmanned extended opening hours?
For the personal safety of our users, as well as to protect the library's collections and equipment, the enterance area of the library will be covered by video surveillance during the unmanned extended opening hours (15:45-22:00 Mon-Fri and 08:00-20:00 Sat-Sun). This video footage is stored in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Security personel from Nokas will be undertaking daily patrols and ensure that all users leave the library at closing time.
Call the UiB security personel on 55 58 80 81 if you see anything suspicious, or if you experience anything that makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.