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Library Update: Service During Lockdown

Library Update: Service During Lockdown

Accessing the library

Given the Government advice to minimise time spent out of home and the need to ensure safety of students and staff, we have had to temporarily reduce library opening hours.
From Monday 11 January until further notice, Harrison and Walsall libraries will be open 10 am - 4 pm Monday to Saturday. The University will continue to keep opening hours of the library under review.
On Wednesday 13 January the Hutchison Library at Telford Campus will close. Students are reminded to collect any reserved items they have before 4 pm.

If you are a student who has been accessing the Telford library, we are organising an alternative study space in The Angad Paul (SA) Building. From Thursday 14 January students will be able to utilise the Common Room Restaurant area 10 am – 4 pm, however please note that catering facilities will not be available.

You will still be able to book to use study spaces, PCs and printing facilities at the Harrison and Walsall libraries. Click and collect and book returns will also be operating, as will laptop loans. However, we strongly advise that you do not travel to campus unless it is necessary to do so for your studies.

All students accessing the libraries will be expected to follow social distancing guidelines and, in line with the latest advice from the UK Government, face coverings must be worn.

Please ensure you bring your Student ID to access the library. You must book a study space in advance of travelling and show your booking confirmation to staff upon arrival.

Online Resources

There are a huge amount of online resources and learning support accessible from the library webpages and Canvas. We’ve extended our collection of digital library resources this year so you can safely study from a distance. To get started, access your Reading Lists via Canvas, or go to LibrarySearch to search across thousands of resources including ebooks, journals, articles.

 Need Help?

If you have any questions about the service or need help with access resources, support is available 24/7 via the online chat service ASSIST.

Academic skills support remains fully available through the latest lockdown with our library team continuing to help you identify, develop and refine your academic skills. One to one support remains available by appointment together with a range of on-line support and live training workshops offered via a range of platforms. Full details


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