The Charles Seale-Hayne Library and PAHC Library will be temporarily closed from Friday 20th March until further notice.
The 24/7 Learning Space (Room 003) and Student Break Room, on Level 0, will also be closed during this time.
Please check this page and our Tweets for further updates.
We are working hard behind the scenes planning the safest way to return normal library services. This will happen in several phases starting with a ‘Reserve and Collect’ launching week commencing 20th July. Please check back for more details.
Please do not try to return any books. Instead, retain and renew any library books due for return until further notice. Please be assured that you will not incur any overdue charges during this period.
Existing recalls of books on loan will be cancelled.
Final Year Students: If you are a student finishing this year and need to return your books you can do so via a red returns bin located in the entrance of Drake’s café between 10:00-13:00 Monday-Friday. Please only use this facility if you are a student in your final year as the returns bin has limited capacity. Ensure you social distance when returning books.
See our advice below (Primo & e-resources) regarding digital alternatives to print books.
Academic staff: Please let your Information Specialist know of any key texts that are currently provided in print format. Information Specialists can look to identify alternative resources in digital format, including digital extract scans where available.
A number of resource platforms and publishers are temporarily removing restrictions to their content and converting licenses to unlimited access during this time. We've added these to a Leganto reading list to make it easy for you to add these links to reading lists and promote these to your students. We'll keep this list updated as more providers step forward.
If you have any questions about these or resourcing in general, please contact your Information Specialist at your earliest convenience.
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