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Our services: Getting started with the Library: Visiting our buildings

Visiting our buildings

For full details of our sites, including opening times and contact details, please visit our Libraries and site information guide.

Safety measures

  • The University welcomes the use of face coverings in shared indoor spaces on campus.

  • We have procedures in place to assess ventilation levels in internal spaces on campus.

  • You’re asked to wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.

  • Follow our clean as you go process - leave your study desk clear and wipe down all desks, work areas and equipment before and after use.

  • Put all rubbish in the bins provided.

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and try to avoid contact with people. Please visit the University webpages for more details.

Visiting our buildings

  • We have a mixture of bookable and non-bookable individual study spaces available across our sites - visit our Study Spaces guide for more information.

  • You must bring your campus card in order to access our buildings.

  • For information on visiting our museums, galleries and attractions, please visit our Visitor Attractions website.

PC availability

  • At the Bill Bryson Library, there are PCs available for use on all floors (some are available to pre-book through our Space Bookings system) and a limited number available at Leazes Road Study Space.

  • Library loanable laptops are also available on a self-service basis and located opposite the Help and Information Desk on Level 2 of Bill Bryson Library.

  • PCs are not available in the Teaching and Learning Centre. 

Accessing Wi-Fi

  • Visit CIS webpages for details of how to access the University Wi-Fi. 

Accessing books at Bill Bryson Library

  • You can browse and use books during your study time at the Library - please place any books you have used in one of our designated areas before you leave.

  • Please don’t leave any books at your study space.  

  • If you wish to check out any items, our self-service issue machines are located on Level 2 opposite the Help and Information desk, in The Snug and in the printing area. 

  • Please use the Book Drop facility at the main entrance of Bill Bryson Library for your returns, or our self-service returns machines opposite the Help and Information Desk on Level 2. Visit our Returns guide for more information.

Accessibility and support

Help and Information

  • If you need any help whilst you’re in any of our buildings, please contact our live chat service through our Virtual Enquiry Desk and a member of staff will be readily available to help you.  

Ask DULib

Contact us through our enhanced virtual enquiry desk, Ask DULib. Search our FAQs, email us, or chat with a librarian. 
Ask DULib is available to all students, staff and users.

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