National Lockdown: January 2021
During the National Lockdown, you must wear a face covering at all times (unless exempt) whilst you are in the Library.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to facilities in the Library and terms and conditions for using them have changed, to make sure that you and Library 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:
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 National Lockdown: January 2021 -
During the National Lockdown, face coverings must be worn 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 an email to confirm your booking.
Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.
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:
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 the National Lockdown remains in place.
* Some members of the Newman community may be exempt from wearing a face covering