Coronavirus

As lockdown restrictions in Scotland have been reintroduced, we are om maintaining the safe provision of Library services within Scottish Government Guidelines. 

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
08-01-2021

From Tuesday 5 January, mainland Scotland moved from Covid Level 4 restrictions to a temporary Lockdown, with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes. 

  • The Library has been open since 4 January, and during this period and throughout lockdown browsing of bookshelves by customers is not permitted. 
  • From 11 January, the Library will revert to opening Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and will be closed at weekends.
  • In addition we will also temporarily withdraw the click and collect service until further data becomes available on the new COVID variants and in which ways they are more transmissible.
  • Library enquiry and IT support services will revert to providing remote support as was the case during the initial lockdown in spring and summer 2020.

We are taking these steps to protect staff and students and may introduce additional safety measures or restrictions informed by an assessment of the increased risks associated with the new variants of the virus.

Please continue to social distance and wear a face covering when in the Library.

26-12-2020

The Glasgow City council area will transition to COVID protection Level 4 restrictions on Saturday 26 December 2020 at 00:01

During Level 4 restrictions, browsing of bookshelves by customers is not permitted.

If you want to borrow from the Library collection please speak to a member of staff who will assist.

The Library Shop is classed as non-essential retail. It is currently closed until further notice.

Please continue to social distance and wear a face covering when in the Library.

11-12-2020

The Glasgow City council area transitioned to COVID protection Level 3 restrictions on Friday 11 December 2020 at 18:00. 

From Saturday 12 December, customers are welcome to browse our bookshelves and retrieve items themselves. Please continue to social distance and wear a face covering when in the Library.

25-11-2020

The is classed as non-essential retail. It is currently closed until further notice.

20-11-2020

The Glasgow City council area, which includes the Strathclyde campus, will move in to COVID protection Level 4 restrictions from 18:00 GMT on Friday 20-11-2020.

From Saturday 21-11-2020 until further notice, Library customers (students and staff) are not permitted to access/browse bookshelves in the Library.

We will continue with our Click & Collect service and are working to implement an in-Library book collection service.

If you're visiting us make sure to follow our new rules for access.

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.