We've worked hard to make sure clear signage and extra information is displayed around the building so you know how to use the Library safely.
We ask you to read the signs, stick to social distancing guidelines, one-way systems and other directions for your own safety and to protect those around you.
We’ve put one-way systems in place on every floor to make sure people can keep a safe distance from each other, especially when it gets busy.
Please look out for the green floor arrows – and follow them! If you need to change direction, you can cross over between any bookcase aisle; don’t go in the wrong direction!
All staircases in the building have been designated as either UP or DOWN only.
When you go through the turnstiles, you'll see an UP Staircase sign. This points you to the South stairwell and lifts (nearest welcome desk), which is UP only.
South staircase and lifts UP only Central staircase DOWN only
Don’t worry about trying to remember all this straight away. Just pay attention to the signs and you’ll soon find you don’t even have to think about it.
The lifts are prioritised for people with accessibility needs and for Staff moving trolleys. Please be considerate and use the stairs if you can.
Only the accessible toilet is in use on each floor at the moment. If someone is in the cubicle, wait in the box (see floor markings) outside on the landing. Don’t wait in the toilet block internal corridor. It is too narrow to allow for safe distancing.
The outer door has been propped open for touch-free access and so you can check if the toilet is free.
If you want to use a printer and someone is already using it please queue as directed to maintain safe social distancing. Wait in the box indicated by the floor markings until the printer is free.