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Covid-19 and Library services


Stay safe at Warwick

The University is committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our students and staff, and we have been closely following the advice of the Government and World Health Organisation in relation to COVID-19. See University latest advice and guidance for staff, students and prospective students.

Please be assured that all changes to Library services have taken strict safety measures into account, and it is our absolute priority that the Library community are kept safe!

Safety recommendions

We strongly encourage you to:

  • Wear a face covering over mouth and nose when moving around in crowded and enclosed spaces
  • Wash your hands regularly and use sanitisers provided
  • Keep windows open to maximise ventilation
  • Respect others personal space and preferences

Useful information and services

 From home

  • Extended loan periods and fine amnesty loan periods - Currently, we’ve automatically extended  all loan periods and invoked a fines amnesty
  • Get it For Me - A free service available to all current Warwick Staff and Students. We can supply an individual scanned copy of one chapter of a monograph or one article per issue of a journal, send Warwick library books to you in the post or item is not held in Warwick stock try and obtain it from another library ( other libraries books cannot be posted).
  • Learn and teach remotely - Check out our guidance on how the Library supports you to learn and teach remotely
  • Freepost returns - All current Warwick staff and students in the UK can post books back to us, free of charge, using our freepost returns service

  • E-resources - There are a significant number of e-resources available electronically
  • Library online courses - Have you checked out the Library’s range of free online courses to support your time at Warwick?
  • Library Online Lounge -Take part in virtual events, connect with other students, and discover new resources all in one place
  • Assistive Software from home - see our guidance
  • RNIB Bookshare - Students with a print disability are able to access RNIB Bookshare , an online catalogue of educational texts in accessible formats. Eligibility includes visual impairment, autism, AD(H)D, dyslexia, dyspraxia or a physical disability which affects the use of print material
  • What’s on (online) - We’re still delivering a range of virtual events for our Library Community. Check out the What’s on calendar to get involved
  • Social media channels - Stay connected, and follow our social media channels for news, useful information, and some general fun!
  • Online enquiry channels remain open:
    • General Library enquiries:  library at warwick dot ac dot uk 
    • Academic Services:  academicsupport at warwick dot ac dot uk 
    • Modern Record Centre:  archives at warwick dot ac dot uk 
    • WRAP publications: publications at warwick dot ac dot uk

 On campus

  • Study space availability: - Locate free study spaces in our Library buildings and also across campus. The live updates will help you plan your visit
  • Accessible Study Rooms - Bookable rooms in the main Library, and PG Hub (for PG students) are open to students registered with Disability Services
  • Click & Collect - All current staff and students can order up to 10 print books using our using our Click & Collect service via an online form, and then pick up their items from the collection point in Short Loan (as a reserved item) every day during Library opening hours
  • Proxy Borrowing service - the Proxy Borrowing service allows another student at Warwick to borrow/collect books on your behalf at the Helpdesk
  • What’s on - We deliver a range of virtual events for our Library Community. Check out our What’s on calendar to get involved
  • Datastream and Eikon - are available throughout Library opening hours. Sessions must be booked in advance
  • The Modern Records Centre: Check the MRC website for opening details