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Keeping Your Library Safe

Please be assured that a number of protective measures have been put in place to ensure your health and safety in line with public health guidance on physical distancing, hygiene and controlling the potential spread of Covid-19

  • Please check our Library Opening Hours webpage prior to visiting to ensure the library you wish to attend is open.
  • Cleaning stations are in place around all Library branches and near to main touchpoints. Please wipe down study spaces and equipment using the cleaning materials provided.
  • Hand Sanitising stations are in place around all Library branches and near to main touchpoints. Please use hand sanitisers provided and wash your hands regularly.
  • All study spaces at least 2 metres apart to ensure social distancing.
  • Please wear a face covering when visiting the Library.
  • Contactless borrowing through the self-issue machine in all libraries.
  • Browsing is allowed but only 1 person in the book aisles at any one time. 
  • Books are quarantined for 72 hours after return.
  • No laptops for loan. This applies across all libraries.
  • No stationery available to borrow, e.g. holepunches, staplers. This applies across all libraries.
  • No phone chargers, headphones or charging station available. This applies across all libraries.
  • Please follow the directional systems and maintain social distancing.
  • Dispose of your rubbish after your visit.

McClay Library

  • Reduced study spaces available. Please check the McClay Library Occupancy app before visiting to ensure that a study space is available.
  • Access to Special Collections and Archives by appointment only.
  • Specific entrance and exit to the McClay Library, with one way directional signage on site.
  • Group study rooms, with a reduced capacity, are bookable through Queen's Online.
  • 1 person in the print rooms.
  • Cashless payments only.

Medical Library

  • Reduced study spaces available.
  • Entrance and exit through the main doors; two way directional signage on site.
  • Group study rooms, with a reduced capacity, are bookable through Queen's Online
  • 1 person in the MFD areas.
  • Cashless payments only.

Biomedical Library

  • Reduced study spaces available.
  • Entrance and exit through the main doors; keep left while on site and priority to be given to those exiting the Library.
  • Currently the Group study room in the Biomedical Library is available for individual study only.
  • 1 person in the MFD areas.
  • Currently, payments cannot be taken at the Biomedical Library.