Please always check the portal pages and the Library's Covid information before your visit in case of any updates/changes.
Everything we have put in place is there to help keep us all as safe as possible. Please bear in mind that things can change; we’ll let you know if this happens.
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. We recommend The Virtual Library Tour and Navigating the Library Homepage in case you missed inductions or just need a reminder. This is essential viewing, whether you're an undergraduate or a postgraduate student. For postgraduate students, there is a dedicated Postgraduate section on the Library website as well.
We really appreciate your cooperation with the new set-up. If you have any suggestions we’d love to hear them. Just email us at: email@example.com.
The library is open Monday-Friday (9am-10pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am-9pm).
Please also be aware that opening hours may be subject to change during the pandemic.
Please note we are only open to Roehampton students and staff at the moment. If you are a visitor we cannot welcome you currently, but please check our Visiting the Library page for updates.
Note: in order to access the Library, you will need to show this proof to staff at the entrance doors.
To have a COVID-19 test on campus, please see the Asymptomatic Conronavirus Testing page on the Student Portal.
don’t forget your ID card! We can’t let you in to the Library building without it.
We want to make sure we keep everybody as safe as possible during these COVID times. To protect our students and staff we cannot sign people into the Library building from Monday 25 January 2021. This is why you must always have your ID card with you, whether you live on campus or elsewhere - to get into the Library, accommodation, computer suites and everywhere!
If you have lost your card you will need to order a new one; you can do this on the Student ID Card page.
Face coverings must be worn in the Library - either a mask or a visor. If you have an exemption then this lanyard must be worn. Exemption lanyards can also collected from the Welcome Centre. If you’ve forgotten your face covering, Digby Diner has spare masks and the campus shop sells disposable ones.
Following Government and Public Health Office guidelines, we have put a clear social distancing protocol in place throughout the Library building:
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.
The Wellbeing Team team are here to support you. Please email your Student Wellbeing Officer to access information about support and booking a meeting. Wellbeing drop-in sessions will resume on Monday 4th January 2021 and take place throughout the semester Monday-Friday, 1pm-2.30pm. During these sessions, you can speak with a Student Wellbeing Officer (SWO) for 10 minutes and be referred on to your SWO if needed. To access the drop-in, please call Health and Wellbeing on 0208 392 3653 during drop-in hours and the team will connect you with a SWO.