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Library & Learning Services Blog

Hello and Welcome Back

by Caroline Cooke on 2020-09-05T16:49:00+01:00 | Comments


We are delighted to be opening the Library on Monday 7th September and will outline a few things in this blogpost to help you getting started using the Library this semester:

Health and Safety

Firstly, the Library will look a little different if you are a returning student. We will highlight some of the key changes below and let you know about the new systems we have implemented over the summer:

  • All students and staff are now asked to wear face coverings (for more details see the University College FAQs for Semester 1)
  • There will be access to hand sanitiser, as well as sanitising spray and paper towels for you to clean your study desk, computer, keyboard, mouse, and any other equipment you use, prior to and after use 
  • Furniture has been reduced to maintain the required social distancing
  • Available desks are clearly marked to ensure social distancing is upheld
  • ‘One-Way’ and ‘Keep Left’ systems will be in place so please adhere to signage 
  • Book handling is not permitted, but a new Click and Collect Service is in place (see below)
  • Books will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours after they’re returned to ensure infection control
  • Staff will be available to answer any questions at the front desk and more in-depth subject support will be available online, just email to book a session. 

Click and Collect

Instead of browsing the Library shelves, books will be reserved online. All you need to do is find the book you would like, log in to your library account and reserve it. The Library Team will do the rest and let you know when your books are available for socially distanced collection.

Seat Booking

To study in the Library, you will need to pre-book your study space. We have implemented a brand new seat booking system for you to use, see the link to LibGuides at the end of this blogpost which will take you to the seat booking system.

Opening Hours

Semester 1 - starting 14th September
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm.


All Library Services, including Click and Collect (available on Heritage Online), Seat Booking software, your Subject Guide, E-books, Journals, Study Skills software, and other extensive resources are available via LibGuides

We look forward to seeing all of our students and staff soon, if you have questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Here's a picture of Bournemouth beach looking perfect for a stroll...

Bournemouth beaches

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