A lot of thought has gone into how to adapt the way the building works, with your safety in mind. So please be patient if things take a little longer than usual or your route around the Library is rather longer than you’re used to.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The building is open Monday-Friday (8am-midnight), Saturday and Sunday (10am-9pm).
(Please be aware that opening hours may be subject to change during the pandemic).
Please note we are only open to Roehampton students, staff and alumni at the moment. If you are a visitor, please check our visiting the Library page for updates.
You will need your Library card to get into the building. The main revolving doors are not in use so you must have your card to tap in at the side doors. Entrance is from the Hirst/Mandela building side and Exit from the Roehampton Lane side.
Face coverings must be worn in the Library, unless you have an exemption. If you’ve forgotten yours, 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 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.
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 by each print hub.
Please put everything back after you’ve used it so the next person can sanitise surfaces before and after use.