Library and IT services COVID-19 updates

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Updated 2 August

In line with Government guidance, our Library and IT services are now much more “business as usual”, with only some restrictions and some services that have not yet resumed.

We are keeping opening hours and services under review and they may change in line with any new Government guidance. Your safety and wellbeing are our priority.

This blog post describes the services in the Templeman Library. For services and opening hours of the Drill Hall Library, check the Drill Hall Library website under “Latest News”.

Keeping you and others safe

  • Face coverings are now optional, but we recommend you continue to wear one inside the Library
  • Please continue scanning in with the NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace app, using the QR code poster at the entrances
  • Please use the cleaning wipes provided near all borrow and renew machines, printers and library resource terminals
  • Please wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitisers and sanitisation stations across the library.
  • If you’d rather not visit the Library, use LibrarySearch Digital to check for a digital version of the book or resource you need.

Opening hours and building access

See the Templeman Library opening hours and our support hours and contact details. Remember to bring your KentOne card, as you can’t borrow or print without it.

The Main and Library Road Entrances are both open; The Grimond and Terrace Entrances remain closed for now.

Our services

Except for those listed below, our services are available as usual.

Services that are unavailable or restricted

  • Group study rooms: can only be booked for individual use
  • Group study booths: available but not bookable
  • Library Café closed
  • Chill Out Zone: closed
  • DVD viewing stations: unavailable
  • Laptop and headphone loans unavailable
  • Book a PC service: unavailable
  • Templeman Library day lockers unavailable (but you can rent a locker in the Grimond Building)
  • Water fountains: unavailable

Any concerns?

Please talk to Welcome Desk staff or contact us.

8 responses to “Library and IT services COVID-19 updates

  1. Dear Templeman,
    Is there any news update on when you will allow external members/borrowers back into the library due to the Covid restrictions.
    Best wishes,
    Derek Whittaker

    1. Dear Derek, many thanks for getting in touch. We are working towards reinstating a range of visitor services from Saturday 19 June, but are still awaiting final confirmation. We will share more definite information as soon as we can, hopefully on Friday.
      With best wishes, Angela

      1. Dear Derek, unfortunately, we still don’t have a date for admitting visitors and borrower members to the Library, but it will be no later than 19 July. I’ll update you if it is likely to be sooner. Best wishes,
        Angela

  2. Will it possible once the library has re-opened to book a private room so I can have a Zoom appointment? I don’t live on campus and won’t have internet access.

    1. Hello, and many thanks for your query. This is the advice from our Learning Environment team: “Unfortunately, when the Library re-opens the group study rooms and private study carrels are remaining closed for the foreseeable future. However, the Library is limiting the number of people in the building at any one time so it is possible to find a quiet place in the Library to conduct your zoom call.”

      Kind regards and best wishes,
      Angela

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