Study for evening and weekend in your university libraries

Extended opening hours (evening and weekend) in your university libraries from October 1st to May 31th!
Chouette ! J'étudie soir et week-end dans les BU - Université de Rennes 1. © Biografik

Extended hours will end on Wednesday 31th May 2023 for the academic year 2022-2023. They will resume on Sunday 1st October 2023.

For whom?

The extended hours are open to everyone.

Opening hours and calendar

The extended opening hours start at the usual closing time of the library: 7pm from Monday to Friday, 5.30pm on Saturday.

  BU Beaulieu BU Centre BU Villejean Santé
From Monday to Friday 7pm - 10pm 7pm - 10pm 7pm - 10pm
Saturday 5.30pm - 10pm 5.30pm - 10pm 5.30pm - 10pm

1pm - 7pm

4 Sundays in the year: November 20th and 27th, December 4th and 11th

1pm - 7pm

Every Sunday from 1st October to 31th May except for closures and public holidays

1pm - 7pm

4 Sundays in the year: November 20th and 27th, December 4th and 11th

Extended evening and weekend opening hours are offered from Monday to Saturday inclusive, from October 1st to May 31th, except on public holidays and when the libraries are closed (end of year holidays, bank holidays).

Planned closure dates in 2022-23
  • End of year closure: from Friday 23th december 2022 to Monday 2nd January inclusive
  • Spring closures: from Saturday 8th to Monday 10th april 2023 inclusive
  • Ascension Day: from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21th May 2023 inclusive
  • Public holidays: November 1st, November 11th , etc.

Seating during extended hours

Some spaces are concerned, not the whole library: the others spaces are closed at 7pm (from Monday to Friday) or at 5.30pm (on Saturday).

No library services (borrowing, copying) are provided during extended hours.

  Spaces available during extended hours Specific conditions of access
BU Beaulieu Ground floor only -
BU Centre

Patio (included carrel and group rooms)


Room F

Room G

Room H

Room I (included group rooms)

Access via 1, rue de la Borderie during extended hours.

Access via the cloister is closed.


BU Villejean Santé Ground floor only (Madeleine Brès and Martin Winckler rooms) -

What are these rooms for?

  • Work on your lessons
  • Surfing the internet using wifi
  • Using the computers available in the opened rooms
  • Consulting the books and journals available on the spot
  • Photocoping, printing and scanning
Although they are located within the libraries, the rooms open in extended hours are above all work spaces. No library services are available — you cannot borrow documents or materials, nor inscription. You can use the book drop boxes, located outside the BU, to return your books.