Institute of Astronomy

Summer 2021: Library Service

Published on 02/07/2021 

Due to the ongoing re-wiring and re-decorating works in the Observatory building, some library rooms and the library office will not be accessible during the summer.

Potential users of the Library are advised to contact us for latest details of what rooms are accessible. It may be possible for us to obtain books from closed rooms given notice.

RETURNING BOOKS - Books can be returned to the tray in the Hoyle Building Library Area (near the Directors office).  Or to the tray in Library Room C (if accessible).

In rooms that are accessible, members of the Institute can use the Library as normal, but be aware that:

Covid-19 can survive on books for up to 8 days

Hand washing or sanitizing is an effective measure against Covid-19

Please take the following precautions when using the Library:

• Hand wash or sanitize BEFORE and AFTER handling books or journals in the Library.

• If you are continuously handling library books or journals we recommend you hand wash or sanitize every 30 MINUTES

• In addition please wear your face covering and social distance in the Library rooms.

If you would like to be supplied with books from the Library which have been quarantined please contact us:

Using the request form at:

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