The safety measures put in place in the Library have not changed, despite the easing of restrictions the government has allowed elsewhere.
University campuses were not included in the changes to the rules on 12 April. If you decide to come to campus you must agree to continue to follow the existing safety rules:
We have bookable individual study spaces in the Library, so that you can come in and study.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, study facilities in the Library and terms and conditions for using them have changed, to make sure that you and Library staff are safe. Please read the terms and conditions for using the Click & Study service carefully.
COVID-19 safety rules still apply.
You must wear a face covering in the Library for both Click & Visit and Click & Study bookings. Some members of the Newman community may be exempt from wearing face coverings, and we expect staff and students to be sensitive to these needs.
You must follow the terms and conditions below if you want to use the Click & Study service:
These terms and conditions are in addition to, and modify, the Library's general policies and regulations.
You will receive a confirmation email with a code which you will need when you arrive at the Library.
Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.
There are bookable study spaces on all three floors of the Library. There are a number of different options and features that you can choose when you book:
We have some study spaces which have specialist assistive technology attached, including:
These spaces are not suitable for other study uses - so please only book these if you need to use this equipment.
Subject to demand, you will be able to book the type of study space that best suits your needs.
When you arrive at the Library use your phone, tablet, laptop or pc to check-in.
To get to the Click and Study check in page you have two options:
The information we collect about your visit will be collected and used in line with the practice outlined in the University’s privacy notices for students or staff.
In addition, for up to three weeks following your visit, we will pass details of your visit to the NHS Test and Trace service, if we are required to.
The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is therefore critical that organisations take a range of measures to keep everyone safe.
The easing of social and economic lockdown measures following the COVID-19 outbreak is being supported by NHS Test and Trace. The Department of Health and Social Care has asked organisations, including libraries, to support this service by keeping a temporary record of our visitors for 21 days. In the event of a local outbreak of the virus this data may be used to assist NHS Test and Trace as needed. This could help contain clusters or outbreaks.
Although it is important for the authorities to be able to track and trace contacts of people who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus, you do not have to participate.
The Department for Health and Social Care are clear that this is a voluntary scheme and nobody visiting our premises is required to provide their details for this purpose. If you do not want any booking details you have supplied to be used for Test and Trace purposes please make this clear to a member of staff at the time of your visit.
We will keep a record of anyone who does not want their details passed on, which we will destroy after three weeks.
Some things have changed, to allow us to give you access to the Library while also keeping you and our staff safe:
There are extra rules that you will need to observe if you want to use Zoom (or any other videoconferencing services) in the Library:
We may ask you to stop using Zoom if it is causing a disturbance to other Library users.
You cannot meet other people in person in the Library. You may only use the Library for individual study or virtual meetings.
We know this is frustrating, and look forward to the time when the Library is once again full of students working together: we're just as keen as you are for group work to be able to take place, and will allow group work again as soon as the public health restrictions make this possible.
You must continue to wear your face covering* while at your study space, even if you are socially distanced from other people. We will review this guidance when the government issues new advice to universities on the return to on-campus teaching and learning.
This guidance is in place to control the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives, and we ask for your support and cooperation in following these new rules whilst restrictions remain in place.
* Some members of the Newman community may be exempt from wearing a face covering
Yes, you are welcome to leave your study space and come back to it as often as you like within the time of your booking.
We would encourage you to take regular breaks as part of a healthy study habit, however: