Changes to Templeman Library services – COVID-19

Updated  25.03.20, 09:45

Providing you with the services you need while keeping you and our staff safe is our highest priority. These are the measures we are taking to support the students and staff who rely on us while following Government and University guidance.

The provisions below can change as circumstances develop.

Opening hours

The Templeman Library, Drill Hall Library and the University of Kent Tonbridge Centre, including its library, are now closed until further notice.

Help and support

The IT & and Library Support Desk are ready to take your queries by phone, email and online chat from 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday and 11:00 – 17:00 on weekends.

To contact us:

If you need in-depth subject support from your liaison librarian, please email


Wherever you are, there are lots of ways you can access library resources online.

Use LibrarySearch Digital to see only the resources you can access online. If a resource is not available in digital format, please let us know: email

We are working with our suppliers to make as many resources as possible available electronically. Where possible we will make sure they are accessible through LibrarySearch.


You won’t have to return any library items you have on loan until at least 4 May. To make this possible, we have cancelled all outstanding reservations and removed the ability to reserve or request items for now.

We encourage you not to make unnecessary journeys to return books to the Templeman Library. But if you need to, you can still do so using the external book drop at the Library Road Entrance.

Document delivery

We can only accept ‘Article’ and ‘Book chapter’ requests through document delivery for now.

We currently can’t supply any books or photocopies through document delivery, but we’ll do our best to supply electronic articles and book chapters where we are able to source them.

Thank you for bearing with us during this difficult time.

Information Services

4 responses to “Changes to Templeman Library services – COVID-19

    1. Hello, you can use the book drop at the Library Road Entrance of the Templeman Library to return your items. We will soon share advice for final year students on how to return your books. Kind regards and best wishes, Angela

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