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Following the temporary measures we put in place in line with University guidance for the beginning of Epiphany Term, from Monday 24 January you will no longer need to make a booking to access Bill Bryson Library or Barker Research Library.

We will be reverting to the offer we had in place during Michaelmas Term: 

  • You won’t need to book a timeslot to browse the shelves or for individual study spaces at any of our sites. Overnight study spaces will also revert to being non-bookable. 
  • We will have a mixture of bookable and non-bookable individual study spaces available at Bill Bryson Library, depending on your preference. 
  • You can continue to book a range of study rooms at Bill Bryson Library, including individual rooms, PGR/PG study spaces and Disability Support rooms. 

Please be aware that you must continue to book to access these libraries before this date. Any bookings that have already been made for Monday 24 January will still be valid. 

The following remains in place: 

  • You must wear a face covering at all times within our buildings and study spaces, including when sitting at your study desk (unless you are exempt) 
  • If you do choose to book a study space, you will need to sit in the seat allocated to you by the booking system. 
  • For research access to our collections at Barker Research Library, please contact us to make an appointment. 

We will continue to operate our current safety measures, including enhanced cleaning regimes, handwashing and sanitiser stations readily available, operating our clean as you go process and monitoring the air quality within our buildings. Our Covid Marshals will also be on hand to offer support during your time visiting us. 

These measures have been implemented in line with University guidance and will be reviewed regularly.  

If you have any queries, please contact our Virtual Enquiry Desk