Spring break: support and services

Abercromby Square University of Liverpool

If you’re staying in Liverpool during the spring break, you may find this information about campus opening times and our support services helpful. We hope you all have a lovely break #TeamLivUni.

Campus opening times


The Sydney Jones and Harold Cohen Library will remain open 24/7 over the Spring Break, with the exception of closure of Harold Cohen from 9pm on 29 March until 8:30 on 1 April for essential maintenance. 

You can also access a wide range of online tutorials 24/7 through our KnowHow Study for Success Canvas course – https://libguides.liverpool.ac.uk/knowhow/tutorials

Writing@Liverpool and Stats@Liverpool appointments will also be available over the break for one to one support. Find out more about how to book an appointment on the Writing@Liverpool and Stats@Liverpool webpages.

See the Library Opening Hours.

Sport Liverpool:

Sports & Fitness Centre

  • Monday, 25 – Thursday, 28 March: 7am – 8pm
  • Friday, 29 March: Bank Holiday CLOSED
  • Saturday, 30 March: 8am – 3pm (pool open until 12pm, everything else open as normal)
  • Sunday, 31 March: 9am – 1pm (pool open until 1pm, everything else open as normal)
  • Monday, 1 April – Bank Holiday CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 2 April – Friday, 5 April: 7am – 8pm
  • Saturday, 6 April: 8am – 3pm
  • Sunday, 7 April: 9am – 1pm
  • Monday, 8 April – Friday, 12 April: 7am – 8pm
  • Saturday, 13 April: 8am – 3pm
  • Sunday, 14 April: 9am – 1pm
  • Monday, 15th April: Normal time term hours resume


  • Monday, 25 – Wednesday, 27 March: 8am – 8pm
  • Thursday 28th – Tuesday, 9th April: CLOSED
  • Wednesday, 10 April – Friday, 12 April: 8am – 8pm
  • Saturday, 13 April: 10 – 6pm
  • Sunday, 14 April: 10 – 6pm
  • Monday, 15th April: Term time hours resume

Liverpool Guild of Students:

The most up to date opening hours can be found here Opening hours @ Liverpool Guild of Students

  • The Guild building and all services will be closed for Easter Break from 28 March – 3 April
  • Starbucks will be closed from 28 March – 2 April, reopening from 7am on 3 April for all the post-Easter coffee.
  • The Guild Shop/Sphinx and Courtyard bar (including online orders) will be closed from 28 March – 8 April. They will reopen Monday – Friday from 8 – 12 April. Bars will open from 12pm – 5pm and the Shop from 8:30am – 5:30pm. They will return to normal term time opening hours from 15 April.

Events and activities

If you are staying in Liverpool, there is lots to do over the break.

Check out the My Liverpool app and  Visit Liverpool to see what you can do in the city.

How to access support

If you need support, remember teams across the University are here to help:

  • Student Support Services: Our Student Services team can help you with a range of non-academic issues including: counselling, mental health, disability, international, money and advice. Student Services are based in the Alsop Building on University Square and you can book an appointment with the team via the online booking system.
  • Health Assured advice: Health Assured offer students a free, confidential advice line, with help available to talk through any problem, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call the 24/7 helpline for free on 0800 028 3766.
  • Emergency help: If you are on campus and feel unsafe, call campus support on 0151 794 2222 and they will come to help you. If you don’t feel that you can keep yourself safe, go to A&E or call 999 for an ambulance. If you don’t need immediate medical treatment and you’re unsure what the best option is for you, call NHS 111.
  • Academic support: The KnowHow team provide online academic support to help you to succeed in your studies.
  • Listening services: Samaritans: Call 116123 (24 hours, 365 days a year).Papyrus: Call 0800 068 41 41 (9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm at weekends and on bank holidays.
  • Schools and departments: You may find it helpful to talk to your school or your department.
  • The Guild: The Guild offer free and confidential advice and are independent from the University.
  • Self-help hub: Our self-help hub has resources for a number of different topics including anxiety, depression, stress, imposter syndrome and sleep. The range of resources are designed to give you some ideas on what you can do to stop problems from escalating.