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.
• We are offering this service when the Library is open.
• When you book a visit, you can book for an hour.
• Only one person can enter for this visit – even if you are living together or are part of the same social bubble.
• You can bring a support worker with you if you have a disability. Please let us know when you arrive.
• You will not be able to use a study space
• You must book the visit in advance – do not come to the Library if you have not booked a visit or made a Click and Study booking.
• 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 must keep them with you the whole time. You cannot bring children with you if they are unwell or self-isolating.
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
You must wear a face covering* throughout your Click and Visit booking.
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 public health requirements.
* Some members of the Newman community may be exempt from wearing a face covering
• Visit the Click and Visit booking page
• You will be asked for your personal details
• You will be asked to choose a date and time
• Bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis
• It's easier to get to the Library if you enter through the Main University entrance, by the Reception desk
• Put on your face covering before entering the Library
• Enter the Library by the usual entrance
• Hand sanitiser is available as you enter the University, and by the Library entrance
• Check in to Newman Library 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.
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.
You can only enter the Library during your one hour booked appointment time.
You need to bring your University ID card with you to confirm your identity.
If you are intending to borrow books and you need a bag to them, please bring one with you.
You need to wear a face covering in the Library, unless you are exempt from this for any reason.
The Government website explains more about this national requirement and the exemptions.