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Library Update from Robin Green, University Librarian

If students want help with group working virtually, one of our student Library Associates has produced a useful Study Blog post on how to do this effectively.

 If they’d like support avoiding procrastination the Library runs virtual ‘Switch On and Work’ sessions open to all students, and ‘Write Here, Write Now’ online events for postgraduates. ‘Switch On and Work’ is on Thursdays, 1-5, during term time. ‘Write Here, Write Now’ runs Tuesdays and Fridays, 09.30 – 12.30 –the Library calendar provides more details.

 Students registered with Disability Services can still book to use accessible study rooms in the PG Hub (during regular opening hours) and the Main Library (10-4, Monday to Sunday).

 If needed, the specialist databases Eikon and Datastream, hosted on specific workstations in the main Library, can be accessed using the online booking form.

 Our Library collections also remain available through mediated services:

 The Click & Collect service operated seven days a week, Monday to Sunday, 10-4. Books can be pre-ordered using an online form.

 We are providing free Postal Loans; books can be returned using our Freepost Returns service or via a returns unit at the main Library. Full details are on the Library Web site.

 Students wishing to access a specific chapter from a book or a specific journal article can use the Scan and Deliver service. Subject to copyright permissions we can provide one chapter of a book or one article per issue of a journal. Requests will be scanned and emailed to Warwick email accounts.

 Our e-resources and other online services of course remain fully accessible.

 In addition to the nearly 1 million e-books and 67,000 e-journals, we’ve provided additional e-textbooks. Students are advised to use Library Search for relevant titles. Searches can be refined to search for e-only resources if required. The Library’s YouTube channel also provides support on finding e-resources.

 Those needing more help with their research can always get in touch with their Academic Support Librarian. The ASLs’ details can be found via the Library’s Subject Support pages. ASLs will happily book a Teams chat to provide advice and searching tips.

 If students want to join in with the Library community and make use of some of our wellbeing interventions (such as mindfulness sessions), the Library’s Study Happy programmes remain available online and through our social media accounts (@WarwickLibrary).

 Students are always reminded to refer to our Web site for more services and for up-to-date details. If they can’t find what they need, we encourage them to get in touch with us by emailing

 I hope this update on some key services has been useful. The increased risk to staff and students caused us to move the main Library to mediated provision and I regret we’ve had to do this. However, it has enabled us to continue to operate and to offer the additional services outlined above.


Wed 03 Feb 2021, 14:52 | Tags: UG