The Library is reopening to external users over the summer
Posted on 29 June 2021
As we have now entered the summer vacation, the pressure on availability for our study spaces has now reduced considerably. As a result, we're delighted to say we can now open to members of the public and other external users over this period.
There are a few limitations compared with pre-pandemic public access, which we'll detail here. Let's start with what you can do: browsing and working in the building are both now possible. We've got bookable study space specifically for external users - these are socially distanced single study spaces in the Morrell, which can be reserved for two hours at a time. You can reserve more than one two hour period in a day if availability allows. (Make sure you follow the link above to book your space - if you go in via other links you may encounter a log-in screen for members of the University only, which would prevent you going any further with your booking.)
You're welcome to browse, and if you already have borrowing rights you can borrow items too. Unfortunately we're not yet in a position to register new users for borrowing. Other restrictions in place for now mean that photocopying and walk-in access to e-resources are also not currently available.
We don't yet have confirmation as to when the SCONUL scheme will resume, so if you're a student at another UK University we'll in effect welcome you as a member of the public, and your access will be as described above.
We look forward to welcoming you back, and if you have any questions about how anything works please do get in touch with us.