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2020 Library Services and coronavirus


The Hive and Library Services is fully open at this time. We are continuously monitoring changes in national advice. The University is also providing updates on advice.  

I'm self isolating and can't return my books on time

  • If you know that you will be unable to return your books on time please contact the Library Accounts team as soon as possible. 
  • As long as nobody else has reserved your book you will be able to renew it up to nine times.


I'm self-isolating  - how can I access resources?

Many of our resources are online. 

  • Look for resources that have the View Online icon on your resource list on Blackboard. 
  • You can also find online resources using Library Search.  Select the ebooks tab to search for ebooks or the articles tab to search for online journal articles.


Books by post

We can supply postal loans to students studying at a distance and staff and students who are shielding or self-isolating.  Get in touch to discuss your requirements.


I'm self-isolating - how can I access library support?

Email askalibrarian, use Live Chat or search our FAQs.  For more detailed support in learning how to use online resources effectively, how to evaluate resources or how to reference, join one of our online Discovery sessions or book an online appointment with a librarian.