The Library is aware that for some staff and students it is necessary to bring children along when making essential use of the Library. Accompanied children are allowed into certain parts of the Library for brief visits so that parents/guardians can return and/or renew items.
However, children may disturb students working in the study areas and there are certain features in our libraries, eg, staircases and balconies, which pose a potential risk for them. For this reason access is restricted to the foyer and/or the area round the counter and help desk. If you are experiencing difficulties library staff will do their best to help you get what you need and are happy to retrieve material for you from the shelves.
To ensure a safe and secure environment for you and your child we ask that you ensure that they are closely supervised at all times whilst in the Library and are not taken to the study areas, or allowed to wander on the staircases. This includes taking children into a study area whilst doing research or accessing a PC. This way we can maintain an appropriate study environment and ensure that others are not disturbed.
Children are welcome to visit the Museum in the All Saints Library but they must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Access to other parts of the Library is not permitted.
Please contact us to make special arrangements for group visits of children.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the safety of your children is paramount.
Further guidance can be found in the University's Policy on the Safety of Children on University Premises.
Last reviewed: December 2018
Date of next review: December 2021