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Click and Visit: Click and Visit

About booking an appointment to visit the Library

Click & Visit Information

Easing of National Restrictions from 17 May 2021

The additional COVID-19 safety rules in place in the Library have NOT changed: you must wear a face covering at all times (unless exempt).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to facilities in the Library and the terms and conditions for using them have changed, to make sure that you and the Library's staff are safe.

If you are a Newman student or member of staff, you can book an appointment to visit the Library for up to an hour to:

  • Browse the shelves
  • Issue books or other library items
  • Return books or other library items
  • Print items using your own device
  • Use the photocopier / scanner
  • Talk to the Library Service Advisors at the Library Service Desk on Level 1 about your library account or loan queries
  • Borrow a loanable library laptop for use elsewhere on campus. Laptops are available on a first come, first served basis and booking a Library visit does not guarantee a laptop will be available

If you want to study in the Library you need to book a study space - use our Click and Study service.

You can book a maximum of 2 Click and Visit appointments in one day.

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:

  1. Click & Visit is available only when the Library is open.
  2. Appointments are for one hour only. You can book up to 2 Click and Visit appointments per day
  3. Only one person can enter for this visit, except if you have a disability and are bringing a support worker. This applies even if you are living together or are part of the same social bubble.
  4. You will not be able to use a study space.
  5. You must book the visit in advance. Do not come to the Library if you have not booked an appointment and have received an email confirmation of your Click and Visit booking.
  6. You must check in using the NHS COVID-19 contract tracing app when you arrive.
  7. You must observe social distancing and wear a face covering when moving around the library.
  8. In order to make it possible to stick to social distancing guidelines and protect the community, the University has suspended its Policy on Accompanied Children in Sessions. This means that you should not bring your children with you to campus. The Click and Visit service is an explicit exception to this policy. You may bring your children with you for these quick visits, but you must keep them with you the whole time. You cannot bring children with you if they are unwell or self-isolating
  9. We may need to add additional restrictions or conditions to our service if we are required to do so because of changing advice or regulations from the University or the government. We will display any further restrictions, conditions or changes in advice at the top of this page.

These terms and conditions are in addition to, and modify, the Library's general policies and regulations.

  1. Follow the ‘Click and Visit’ link
  2. Choose a date when you wish to visit
  3. Enter your personal details when prompted

You will receive an email to confirm your booking.

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

  • Use your phone or tablet to check-in using the NHS COVID-19 contract tracing app - the QR code is just inside the library entrance
  • Please maintain social distancing in the Library and if others are using the shelves you want to use - please wait until they have finished
  • If you need help, please go to the Library Service Desk on the entrance level of the Library where staff will try to help you
  • If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, please let us know when you arrive

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.

Why would you share my details with NHS Test and Trace?

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.

What if I object to my details being shared with NHS Test and Trace?

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.

Frequently asked questions about Click & Visit

Some things have changed, to allow us to give you access to the Library while also keeping you and our staff safe:

  • You will need to bring your own pen and paper – we cannot share our stationery with you
  • During staffed hours, we may refer you to our email or online chat services, if you have detailed queries about finding information, writing your references or using the Online Library

The Click & Visit service does not give you access to our study spaces, so if you feel you may want some time to read or evaluate the books that you wish to borrow, you should make a Click & Study booking.

Click & Study bookings give you all of the same access as Click & Visit, but also allow you to work at a specific, individual study space. You can book as little as 30 minutes and up to 6 hours per booking. See our Click & Study page for more information.

You must wear a face covering* when moving around the Library.

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

  • Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the University, and by the Library entrance
  • When books are returned to the Library, they are quarantined for 72 hours before being reshelved

Video guide to Click & Visit

Our short video takes you through the Click & Visit process, from booking through to checking in when you arrive.

Today's Library opening hours

For the most up to date COVID-19 related changes, check our COVID-19 webpage.

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