What safety measures are in place in the libraries with regards to Covid-19?

Answered By: Kimberley Hicks
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2021     Views: 48

We made significant changes to the Library Service from September 2020 as the safety of our users is our priority and we have carefully considered how to minimise the risk of virus transmission.  All services are subject to change in line with Government guidance.

Available services:

  • Learners and staff can borrow hardcopy resources which will need to be requested through the 'click and collect' service.
  • Learners and staff will need to return borrowed resources to the drop-boxes located around the campuses (appointments are not necessary). All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelves.
  • Bookable academic study skills sessions will be delivered virtually through Google Meet which tutors can book these for HE, Access and L3 classes.
  • The library team will be providing more online support for queries.
  • Bookable study spaces are available at all sites. Unfortunately, at this stage, drop in visits are not available and bookings must be made in advance.

Currently unavailable:

  • Learners and staff will not be able to use drop-in PCs.
  • Learners and staff will not be able to browse the physical collection physically. Please do visit our new Library Catalogue, Library Search Online to browse our collection virtually.