Answered By: Felicity Gittins
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2020     Views: 6

To ensure our spaces are Covid-19 secure, our libraries will look and work, a little differently this year.


I want to visit the library to study and browse

To use the library facilities safely on campus you must first book a space, and confirm your booking. Spaces are booked for 3 hour time slots. Visit the library homepage to access the booking system. 

I only want to borrow these books...

If you know the books that you wish to borrow, you may wish to use the Click and Collect service instead 


When can I visit?

Curzon Library (City Centre) and Mary Seacole Library (City South) are open for booked slots from 8am-10pm Monday-Friday with closed intervals scheduled for cleaning throughout each day. 

Margaret St (School of Art) and St Pauls Square (School of Jewellery) currently remain closed for safety and well-being reasons. 

Please remember that you must book in advance before coming to the Library.


How do I make a booking?

Go to the library booking system via the library homepage

Once you have made your booking you will receive a confirmation email

 When you visit the library during your booked slot, just join the queue to enter.


Can I pick where I sit?

Yes. Each space will have location and description information and a picture of the area it's located in, helping you chose the best seat for you. 

When visiting our libraries:

  • Please ensure that you have your University ID card, with you at all times.
  • Wear a face covering, when moving around the library spaces unless you have a medical reason.
  • Please make sure you follow the library’s one-way system including the routes for entering and exiting.
  • Wash your hands or use the hand sanitiser at regular intervals within the Library.
  • Only sit at your booked study space and maintain social distancing, at all times, whilst in the library. 


I have a question.....

Please use our 24/7 Chat to talk to a member of library staff


To find out more about Space Bookings and book your space now, click here


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