Please plan ahead and always check the portal pages and the Library's Covid information before your visit for the latest updates/changes.
NB: Whilst measures are removed nationally, the University will not be making any immediate changes to Covid safety measures on campus. Students and staff are still expected to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings indoors (unless exempt) for the time being.
The library is currently open Monday-Friday 9am-7pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday closed.
Please note we are only open to Roehampton students and staff at the moment. If you are a visitor/Alumni, please check our
Visiting the Library page for updates.
In line with government guidelines, all students and staff should take part in rapid asymptomatic testing twice a week (every 3 to 4 days).
You can collect home testing kits from the Welcome Centre (Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm) and also from the Library. To collect a kit, you must bring your student ID and wear a face covering (unless exempt).
Please see the portal news for further information.
You must have the following items to enter the library:
(Please note failure to have these will result in you being denied access to the Library)
Don’t forget your ID, we can’t let you into the Library building without it!
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.
You must wear either a mask or a visor whilst in the Library. If you have an exemption then this lanyard must be worn. Exemption lanyards can also be collected from the Welcome Centre.
If you are studying remotely, you can access e-books and e-journals by logging in to the catalogue from the Library homepage. Visit the subject resources area of the Library Website for guidance on the most relevant resources in your subject area.
Take a look at the Online 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 to new starters and returning students.
For postgraduate students, there is a dedicated Postgraduate section on the Library website as well.
If you have any suggestions we’d love to hear them. Just email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
You’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.