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COVID-19 Guide to using the Library

All the information you need to know about using the Library during the 20-21 academic year

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University Library
University of Roehampton
Roehampton Lane
SW15 5SZ
Phone: +44 20 8392 3770

Key Points to Note

Covid-19 guide to using the library

Before You Visit

Testing: LFD tests are available across campus including the Library while stocks last.
Face coverings: We ask that you remain considerate of others and consider wearing a face covering inside the Library unless exempt.
Capacity limits: There are no capacity limits inside the Library.
Self isolation: If you have any symptoms please take a test if possible. If you test positive please do not attend the Library, instead email who will provide advice on next steps.

Please see the portal news for further information.

Student ID Card

Remember to bring your ID card when you visit us. If you forget your card, please let us know at the Welcome Desk and we can sign you in. Students can sign into the Library without their cards three times in each academic year.
Your ID enables access to entry doors, turnstiles and is also your Library card if you wish to borrow. It also allows access to the rest of campus.
If you have lost your card you will need to order a new one; you must do this prior to visiting on the Student ID Card page.


Keeping you safe

Screens: Perspex screens are in place at the Welcome Desk inside the Library.
Hand sanitisers: Stations are located across all floors of the Library.
Cleaning packs: Spray bottles and paper wipes are available across all floors of the Library for use on the shared-use materials and resources. Full information can also be found lower down this page.
Social distancing requirements: There is no requirement to keep a 2 metre distance, but please respect others and give them space.


Library Anywhere

If you are studying remotely, you can access e-books and e-journals by logging in to the catalogue from the Library homepage. Visit thesubject resources area of the Library Websitefor guidance on the most relevant resources in your subject area.

Take a look at theonline study tool kit curated by the Academic Achievement (AA) Team. You'll find information and links to lots of online resources to help you with your studies, including webinars, workshop recordings and subject resources information – all in one place. There's a section dedicated tonew starters and returning students.

For postgraduate students, there is a dedicatedpostgraduate sectionon the Library website as well.

If you have any suggestions we’d love to hear them. You can contact us via LibChat (see bottom right of this page), phone us on 0208 392 3770 or email us at:

Personal Protection

Personal Protection

Washing your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds is still the recommended way to ensure your personal protection.  You can/should also sanitise your hands when you come in and when you leave.

  • There are hand sanitiser units by each lift, at the main entrance and throughout the building.
  • We’ve set up cleaning stations next to print hubs (this includes a spray bottle and tissue to wipe areas such as MFDs before use).
  • We have installed Perspex screens around the Welcome Desk to protect Staff and Library users
  • We have an enhanced cleaning regime throughout the building 

Please take personal responsibility for helping to keep the space clean and safe and use the cleaning stations around the Library. We also recommend you carry your own sanitising wipes and hand gel, especially for wiping down desks and keyboards before/after use.

Cleaning Packs

Cleaning Packs

Sign with directions on how to use cleaning packs in the libraryYou’ll find cleaning supplies dotted around the Library in key places such as printer stations.

There are 28 packs in total located throughout the library building: 

Lower Ground Floor- 2 packs
Upper Ground Floor- 3 packs
First Floor- 9 packs
Second Floor- 9 packs
Third Floor- 5 packs

Feel free to use these to sanitise any touch points such as the printer display screen or the PCS/tables in the building.  You’ll find a cleaning pack (antibacterial spray and tissue) and instructions on how to use them.

Please put everything back after you’ve used it so the next person can sanitise surfaces before and after use.