Covid-19 update: national lockdown announced

On Monday 4 January the Government announced a return to national lockdown

As such, all our libraries and study centres are currently closed, except the Arts and Social Sciences Library, which remains open 7 days a week, 9am-6pm for urgent access only.

This access is restricted to: 

  • those with an urgent need to access IT and digital services – for example those who do not have it at home,  
  • those unable to study at home and who need specific facilities.

Please use this form to request access to the study seat booking system. Seats are available for silent study only.

We want to reassure you that we will not refuse entry to anyone fulfilling either criteria. However we would remind you to stay at home if you can, ensure that you have been tested before you return to campus and that if you are permitted access to ASSL you strictly observe two-metre social distancing and wear a face covering at all times. Please note that food is not permitted in the library, and all drinks must be lidded.

Accessing electronic resources

Guidance on how to access the library's electronic resources when working off-campus.

Due to necessary Covid safety measures we are unable to use our main heating system at the Arts and Social Sciences Library. Please be aware that this space is particularly cold at the moment. While we are investigating safe solutions you may prefer to use alternative study spaces or ensure you have suitable warm clothing when visiting the library.

Vacation loans

All items borrowed from Wednesday 25 November will be due back on Monday 8 February at the earliest but will renew automatically unless requested by another reader.

Items already on loan will update to this vacation loan when they next automatically renew.

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Accessibility and support

Find out about the services and support we provide for disabled and dyslexic learners. We can also support part time learners or those with caring/parental responsibility where time on campus is limited. 

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