In line with Government advice and University guidance, we are planning how we can best reopen Augustine House Library and what services we can offer while adhering to social distancing and health and safety guidelines. Key to our plans is ensuring the safety of all our users and our staff. Our strategy is to start small and safe, build confidence, test processes, and expand our services.
The NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app is set to launch across England and Wales tomorrow 24 September. It uses Bluetooth technology to track time and distance between smartphone devices. It offers QR code check-in capability, allows users to book a free test and has an isolation countdown timer to remind people to quarantine.
The library system is currently experiencing technical difficulties which may cause problems for some of our users when trying to use the library self-service machines or access LibrarySearch.
- You may not be able to log into your library account.
- You may not be able to access resources via LibrarySearch but can do so directly.
- You may not be able to place reservation via LibrarySearch.
It seems a long time ago in March that we made an important commitment to you. We promised that your items would continue to be extended as long as it was needed and we would ensure no fines could be accrued during this unprecedented period of closure. With the next due date of the 28 September only weeks away, we think it’s the right time to start getting borrowing back to normal.
How will we transition back to normal borrowing?
Here’s what you need to know…
It’s been too long! We’ve missed you! and we’re so happy that we’re back! From the 1 September the Library Point will reopen in Augustine House as part of phase three of our reopening.
Both Augustine House and Salomons libraries will be closed on Monday 31st August for the Summer Bank Holiday. Both libraries will reopen again on Tuesday 1st September.