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Staying safe

Important changes to support your learning

Safety measures

Keeping you safe is our number one priority. So, we’ve made some changes – here's what to expect: 

New services 

We have implemented several new services where library staff will retrieve or scan items for you. This means you don’t need to spend time in the library browsing the shelves to find the books you need.  

Study spaces 

We have limited the number of study spaces available throughout the library to ensure you can work in a socially distanced environment. You can book your space online in advance to guarantee your space. 

Hygiene measures  

  • at least one hand sanitiser on each floor of the library;  

  • wipe stations available to clean your keyboard or study space before you begin work;  

  • key touch points in the library will be cleaned multiple times throughout the day;  

  • Perspex screens at all Reception and Help desks to protect both staff and library users;  

  • all returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being re-shelved.  

Library staff  

The physical Help desk will be closed but library staff are still available by phone, email or chat to answer any queries that you might have. There will be staff on Reception to support you with any quick queries.  

Queuing system  

The number of people in the building will be monitored by staff so that the library does not become overcrowded. The library is busiest between 12pm and 3pm, so try to plan your visit outside these times if possible. When the library is busy you may be required to queue.