Using the library safely

We are so pleased to be able to welcome our readers back to the library. To keep us all safe as we do so, please carefully read the guidance below.

We hope to keep the library open, but opening hours may be subject to change at short notice if necessary due to government regulations, or if staff are required to self-isolate. We advise you to check the opening hours page before each visit.

Due to the nature of our space, we still have a reduced number of seats until further notice:

  • Stay alert: check @joliheroics and this webpage for the latest updates before travel.
  • Everyday kindness: collaborate with staff to calmly respond to changes that ensure your safety.

The main collections are accessible, but if you need any books from the following section please request them from library staff at least 24 hours before your visit:  

  • Iclass Cupboard (the Rare Books rooms)

We will need to leave the windows open to allow good ventilation within the library. Please do not close the windows. On cooler days we recommend that you bring warm clothes.

If you would like to borrow books during your visit, please try to do so well in advance of the end of the session, to avoid a long queue building up as everyone leaves.

At the end of your visit, please return your books to the appropriate shelving trolleys. 

If you need any assistance prior to or during your visit, please do not hesitate to speak to library staff.