The University has published its latest Covid-19 guidance to staff and students. It’s important to read the guidance, to help us keep our library community safe, as we look forward to the library getting busier with a new intake of trainees in October. Read on and we’ll let you know how the updated guidance affects the library at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology.

Removal of advanced bookings

The new set capacity for Salomons Institute Library is above the number of study spaces we have available. With capacity close to normal we are phasing out the need to book in advance. From the week beginning the 13 September you can visit the library without booking.

The capacity is dependent on windows always being open so it may occasionally get chilly if the outside temperature is cold. We recommend dressing in layers so you can make sure you’re working comfortably.

Quarantine

We have removed the 72-hour quarantine period on returned and handled items. It means items will be returning to our shelves quicker without the three-day delay. The trolley for handled items has been removed and you’ll simply be able to place books you don’t want to borrow back on the shelves.

Returning Items

Without the need to quarantine items, the return function on the self-service machine has been reinstated. You can now return items at the machine and place them on the trolley next to it. You no longer need to use the big blue drop box.

NHS Covid-19 app

In-line with the University guidance, we’ve made NHS Covid-19 QR codes available across the library. It’s important to use the app to check in where you’re studying in the library and help keep Covid out. Read contact tracing in our libraries for further details.

Social distancing

You’ll see all one-way systems and social distancing signage has been removed. Salomons library is a large room, and we ask you to keep your distance and respect each other’s space where you can.

Face coverings

Face coverings are no longer mandatory in Salomons Library but remain highly recommended when moving through the building, especially at busy time. We recommend wearing a face covering when you enter Lucy Fildes House and remove it once you’re sat at your chosen PC or study space. Wearing a face covering will help protect you and others.

Keep it clean

Wash and sanitise your hands regularly and use the available wipes to clean down any shared equipment before and after use. Housekeeping will continue to clean frequently touched surfaces during the day.