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Library update

26 March 2020

To all of our wonderful students and Library users

We in the Library and as a University are committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our students, and as a University we have been following closely the advice of the Government and World Health Organisation in relation to COVID-19.

As a result of this, as of Sunday 22nd March, all our Library spaces and Learning Grids are closed.

However, Library staff are working remotely where at all possible and we are offering as many of our services as we can online.

Please don't hesitate to contact us (contact information on the right) with any queries and we will do our best to help.

Library Services Update

  • Online services remain available, as well as access to our wide collection of e-resources
  • The Library website will remain available, providing information, access to resources and help – keep referring to this to keep up-to-date
  • Online enquiries will continue, through Enquire as well as support through Academic Services and the Modern Record Centre enquiry services
  • You will not be able to return books to the Library therefore loan periods will be extended, and there will be a fines amnesty
  • Document supply for print materials is unavailable. However many document supply services nationally and internationally are still running and we are able to borrow electronic resources such as articles, and supply to you. If you are unsure of what you can request please contact and a member of the team will provide advice
  • Article Reach is still available. However please note that responses to this service may be slow, and we cannot guarantee that every request will be satisfied, as other institutions supplying material to you via Article Reach are either working remotely or not able to respond to Article Reach requests.

Assistive software from home

The University of Warwick offers various assistive software for use in the Library and across University managed computers. In the current climate, more staff and students may require support ‘off campus.’ Please find below further information on alternative solutions.

Microsoft and Apple software have many inbuilt accessibility and study support tools such as dictation, screen reading and screen personalisation. Further guidance is available at Microsoft Accessibility and Apple Accessibility.

In addition to this, AbilityNet provide an online service ‘My Computer My Way’ which guides you to personalise your computer using the inbuilt accessibility options. There is also a bank of further resources including fact sheets and webinars which may be useful.

For those who use software within the Library and are unable to now access due to remote working or wish to find out more about assistive software options from home, please follow the link below for further guidance:

Please note: the below is for staff and students using unmanaged and/or personally owned machines unless otherwise stated.

Key contacts

For the latest University updates:

Contact the Library for help and advice:

Contact your Academic Support Librarian for help and advice on eresources and ebooks