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Easter break opening times

Check out the opening times for services and facilities on campus over the Easter break

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University opening times

The main University will be closed on Friday 15 and Monday 18 April.

Learning Resources Centres (LRCs)

The College Lane and de Havilland LRCs will be open 24/7 if you need a quiet place to work over the Easter break. Find out more about LRC services and facilities at  

Book loans 

Books you have on loan will not need to be returned over the Easter vacation period Saturday 9 to Sunday 24 April inclusive.  

You can return items using book bins in either LRC.  Items returned between 14 -18 April will not be removed from your library account until the week beginning Tuesday 19 April.  

Book reservations 

You can continue to reserve books and use our request a scan service up until Tuesday 12 April and the amount of time we hold the item will be extended to accommodate the holiday period.  

The reservation and request a scan services will reopen on Tuesday 19 April.  

Keep track of your book loans. Just look for My Library Account on your StudyNet > Online Library page. 

Study skills support 

Our Library Skills Support on campus drop-ins and online study skills support sessions will run until Thursday 14 April and restart on Tuesday 19 April.  

For more information and to continue to access all our online study skills resources and support go to the Study Success Hub module on Library SkillUP. 

For information on other study skills support services such as Academic English and Maths Support please see  

Support services 

Please note there will be no Helpdesk, library staff or on-site technical support during the holiday weekend.  

  • The LRC Welcome desk will close at 17.00 on Thursday 14 April and re-opens at 11.00 on Tuesday 19 April. 
  • On-site technical support will be unavailable from Friday 15 to Monday 18 April and any emails to will not be responded to over this period 
  • If you have any enquiries or a problem with a service please call the University’s out-of-hours phone service (providing general support) Tel: +44(0)1707 284678.  You can also check the latest status of our services at   
  • Online help is available 24/7.  Search Ask Herts  

Campus shops

All campus shops will be open 9.00 - 16.00 Monday to Friday, Monday 11 April - Monday 25 April. The shops will be closed on the bank holidays.

Food and drink on campus

College Lane campus 

Forum Food Court 

Closed - re-opens Monday 25 April 


08.00 – 16.00 (only closed on bank holidays) 


Closed - re-opens Monday 25 April 


Closed from Friday 8 April until Saturday 23 April

LRC Cafe 

11.00 – 16.00 (closed on weekends and bank holidays) 


08.00- 16.00 (only closed on bank holidays) 


Closed - re-opens Monday 25 April


de Havilland campus 

de Havilland Food Court 

Closed - re-opens Monday 25 April

Cafe Sport 

Usual opening hours 

Cafe Ambition 

08.00 – 16.00 (only closed on bank holidays) 

Student support

All services are open as normal throughout the Easter period apart from Friday 15 April and Monday 18 April, where the offices will be closed.

If you are living on campus and need to chat to anyone during the Easter break, just give +44 (0) 1707281010 a call and ask to speak to a Residential Assistant (RA). Our out of hours RA team will be available 24/7 over during the holiday, so there is always someone you can call.

You can also call the free 24/7 wellbeing helpline at any time.

Ask Herts 

Please see below opening times for all the Ask Herts Hubs in the lead-up to Easter. Outside of this period, the Hubs follow the same opening times as the University offices. Click for more information about the Ask Herts Hubs. 

Monday 11 April 

Tuesday 12 April  

Wednesday 13 April  

Thursday 14 April 

Friday 15 April  

10.00 - 15.45 


10.00 - 15.45 


10.00 - 15.45 

11.00 - 16.45 


Monday 18 April 

Tuesday 19 April 

Wednesday 20 April 

Thursday 21 April 

Friday 22 April 


10.00 - 15.45 

10.00 - 15.45 

11.00 - 16.45 

10.00 - 15.45 

The Forum bar and nightclub 

The Forum bar and night club will close from Saturday 9 April until Wednesday 27 April. 

Students' Union 

The Students' Union will remain open. Reduced hours will be observed from Monday 11 April until Friday 22 April. 

Advice and Support


Monday 11 April – Thursday 14 April 

10.00 - 16.00 

Friday 15 April - Monday 18 April


Tuesday 19 April

10.00 - 16.00 (online only)

Wednesday 20 April - Thursday 21 April

10.00 - 16.00

Friday 22 April



Welcome desks


Monday 11 April – Thursday 14 April 

10.00 - 15.00 

Friday 15 April - Monday 18 April


Tuesday 19 April - Friday 22 April

10.00 - 15.00


Both The Key and The Multi Faith Space will be open 8.00 - 21.00 throughout the Easter break period apart from Friday 15 and Monday 18 April. 

Security and emergencies

If you need any assistance during the Easter break, please contact our out of hours security team:

  • Out of hours security +44 (0) 1707 281010 (internal extension 1010)

In cases of emergency, please call the Emergency Line:

  • Emergency contact +44 (0) 1707 285555 (internal extension 5555)

Uno buses

For changes to Unobus services, please visit the Unobus website.