8 January 2021
The Government guidance allows for the University to continue to provide access to the library, on an essential access only basis, for resources and study spaces. This is for those students on courses that are able to return to campus and for those students whose accommodation does not give suitable space for studying.
With the exception of students studying on courses allowed on campus, government guidance identifies that no other students should be on campus unless they have a compelling reason to do so. This includes the following:
All students (commuter or in halls/private accommodation) for the practical subjects listed who will be arriving on campus from the 4th January or who need to access the campus under one of the other criteria are required to take two tests within a three-day testing window. Students should minimise social contact until two negative test results have been confirmed. In addition, students who have stayed on campus over the winter break and have had social contact with others within the previous 10 days should also be tested. Any student who chooses not to access the testing will need to self-isolate for 10 days before accessing the campus.
During semester 1 of the the 2020-2021 academic year, study spaces within the Library will be for individual use only. There are no group study spaces available to help us manage social distancing, capacity, and circulation within the Library.
The Library is pleased to be able to offer a COVID Secure process for using a limited number of Library study spaces between 10.00am - 4.00pm and 4.00 to 9.00pm, Monday to Friday. We are offering study spaces 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Following updates to Government legislation, all visitors to the Library study spaces will be required to wear a face-covering for the entirety of their visit Library unless they hold a medical exemption. Government Guidance
Like the majority of the campus, the Library Building is using one-way circulation routes. Please do following the signage in the building, the main stairwell is for up travel only, you must leave the Library from a different stairwell, as indicated by the one-way signs. To understand navigating the COVID Secure campus, please watch the video below:
Below is the process that you must follow to be able to reserve and collect books.
To ensure we are COVID Secure:
The safety of our library community is paramount and is at the heart of our recovery roadmap.