September 20th, 2021
Here’s everything you need to know to get library ready this autumn term, including some changes to opening hours, study spaces and loan periods.
Whether you’re a new or returning student, Library staff are excited to welcome you back to our eight libraries.
Extended opening hours in our libraries start earlier than ever this year. From 18 October, six libraries will be open until 2am (Sunday – Thursday).
Restrictions may have gone, but Covid-19 certainly hasn’t. It’s up to us all to help keep everyone safe. Please follow the university’s Safety on Campus guidance when using our libraries, including:
If you are a returning student, you’ll notice we’ve removed most of the one-way systems in our libraries. However, there are some spaces where these are still in place, such as Hallward Library. Please continue to follow any one-way systems still in place.
With the relaxation of national restrictions, we are returning to our standard library loan periods from 20 September, with some improvements.
In response to staff and student feedback, we are extending the amount of time that a book will be held on the requests shelf before being released to others.
From 20 September, you will have three days to collect your requested item. Part-time students and those eligible for enhanced library support will have seven days to collect their items.
If the item you have out on loan has been requested, we will email you to let you know that it will no longer renew. You will have seven days to return the item.
NUsearch continues to be your one-stop shop for finding resources for your studies.
We are continuing to offer our popular Scanning for Personal Use service this academic year. If you need to access a section of a book or journal, we can provide a scan by email (within copyright limits).
Drop-in study spaces are available in our libraries again this year – including group, individual and silent spaces.
If you want to be sure of a space or just have a favourite spot, you can book online via Click and Study.
Over the summer, we have refreshed some of the spaces at Hallward, Greenfield Medical and James Cameron-Gifford libraries.
Dedicated study spaces are available for students who are eligible for enhanced library support.
PCs are available in all our libraries. We offer 15-minute short stay PCs as well as a range of drop-in and bookable spaces with PC access.
Computer rooms are available across all campuses, many of which are open 24/7.
Library laptop loans are currently unavailable. A long-term laptop loan service is available from Digital and Technology Services. Find out more about IT services
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