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Library opening hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 09:00-17:00
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 09:00-19:00
  • Saturday (except the dates listed below) and Sunday: closed

Saturday openings for 2023

The library is open on selected Saturdays: 09.00-17.00.

  • 10 June
  • 8 July
  • 12 August
  • 2 September
  • 16 September (09:00-13:00) 
  • 14 October
  • 11 November
  • 9 December

We are closed on Bank Holidays and University closed days.


  • University staff and students: membership is automatic. Your University ID card is your library card.
  • External researchers: you can apply for membership or visit us.


The Shakespeare Institute and Shakespeare Institute Library are based at the same site, but there are separate entrances for accessing each building. The library and the entrance to the car park can be found on Chestnut Walk, Stratford-upon- Avon, CV37 6HQ. The entrance to the Shakespeare Institute is located at Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HP.

The insitute is marked on Google Maps. Secure parking is available at the library. University staff and students are able to open the gates using their University ID card. If you are an external visitor, please press "2" on the intercom, and a member of staff will be able to open the gates for you. 

Please contact us if you have any queries ahead of your visit.