Following on from Welcome last week, we wanted to ensure that we said ‘welcome back’ to the Library to all of our continuing students too.
We know last year was difficult for everyone and especially for those of you who grappled with online and remote learning. Many of you have been away from campus for a while so, please ask us for assistance if things feel unfamiliar.
We are pleased to say that many of the measures that were in operation in the Library over the past year have been disbanded!
Study space bookings
Since 3 September, study space bookings are no longer required for individual study spaces and group study is available again. The 1st Floor Group Study Rooms can, once more, be booked in advance. See our recent blog for more information.
Click & Collect
Click & Collect has ended and you can now browse the shelves and borrow items without having to place holds in advance of your visit. More information about how and when to place a hold on an item can be found on the Placing & cancelling a hold webpage.
We’ve retained the one-way system, sanitisation stations and enhanced cleaning as these have all proven to be useful over the last year. Additionally, University health and safety policy is still single occupancy usage of lifts and, if you are able to wear a face covering, we encourage you to use one when moving around the building.
Find out more about keeping safe on the Student Essentials pages.
Have you seen our Instagram tour yet? Library tours continue to be available online and there are several other options too.
- Visit our Instagram to see the full Library tour
- The New students LibGuide provides details of a self-paced tour
- Watch our YouTube Library tour
- Come and visit the Library in person to collect your expandable map.
Opening hours back to 24/6+
We’re back to our normal term time 24/6+ opening hours. This means the Library closes Saturday evening at 21:00 and reopens Sunday at 8:30, apart from that we’re open all hours. Please note that the Library Café closes at 22:00 on weekdays and IT Service desk hours can be found on the DTS website.
Don’t forget to make the most of expert help!
The Study Advice and Academic Liaison Librarian teams have been expanding the range of online materials available to help you make the most of the Library. Visit the Library website to see our new Training and events guide and links to our newest YouTube videos and other resources.
We’ll continue to provide updates on the Library services on our website, blog, and social media to keep you informed but if you have any questions, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or see our contact information for other options.
Your Library Team