Coronavirus

As lockdown restrictions in Scotland have started to be eased, we are working towards the safe re-opening of the Library. 

We will add information about our re-opening and relevant changes to services to this page.

Please check this page or follow us on Twitter for the latest information.

Library re-opening updates 

Date Update
21-10-2020

Please note all Library facilities are for solo study only. All group rooms are now available for use by one person at a time.

25-08-2020

The Library Shop will re-open on Wednesday 26 August 2020.

21-08-2020

Room bookings

  • The Library is reopening to support solo working. For the time being there are no group study facilities. Please continue to use collaboration tools (such as Zoom) for group work.
  • Though some discussion rooms are available to book, they are intended for use by one person only.
  • 2 slots are available to book per room per day: a morning slot and an afternoon slot. Rooms are closed for cleaning between 12:00 and 14:00.
  • A room booking is not a guarantee of entry to the Library.
  • You must scan in to your booked room within 30 minutes of your booking, otherwise you will be locked out. Please arrive at the Library in good time for your booking, in case you have to queue. 
18-08-2020

The Andersonian Library will re-open on Monday 24 August 2020.

  • Please be prepared to queue when you visit.
  • You must wear a face covering inside the Library building, except where an exemption applies (as defined in the legislation).
  • One-way systems are in place on stairs and in corridors. Please pay attention to signs and instructions from staff.
  • Please wash your hands and/or use hand sanitiser frequently during your visit. We have provided hand sanitiser and wipes for desks and IT equipment.
  • For the time being there will be no food allowed in any part of the Library. 
  • We may be required to release to NHS Scotland Library entry and exit data in support of the Test & Protect service.
  • The Library is reopening to support solo working. For the time being there are no group study facilities. Please continue to use collaboration tools (such as Zoom) for group work.

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23-07-2020 Our click and collect service will be available from Monday 27 July 2020.
06-07-2020 We are working towards the safe re-opening of the Library. Initially, we will begin with a freepost book return service & click-and-collect service for print materials. We will publish full details of our plans to re-open as soon as we are able to.