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Operational Status

Library and Research Services

Library and Research Services staff will be running at reduced numbers, capacity will be lower, but most services are operational. Our opening hours are:


Library Building


Library Services

  All library loans have been extended until 29th January 2021. We will be increasing access to eBooks to allow users to continue studying remotely. 
  We are operating a COVID Secure process for student and staff use of some library study spaces. 
  We are operating a COVID Secure click and collect book reservation service.

We are operating a COVID Secure book returns service. 


Interlibrary Loans will still be processed for as long as the British Library continues to operate its service.

Interlibrary loans renewal charges will be zero until further notice.

  Digitisation requests will still be processed, but there may be a longer turnaround time.
  Reprographics requests will still be processed, but turnaround time is greatly increased. 
  Restricted access to the library; external borrowers' accounts will be suspended from 22 March 2020 until further notice. 
Upon lifting of the suspension, external borrower accounts will be extended to allow completion of the full 12 month account period.
  The library is not accepting new members via any membership scheme. 
  Book stock and some study areas are inaccessible to students and non-library staff. 

Research Services


Open Access repository will continue to operate along with the associated support