The library will open 7 days a week on a pre-booked basis from the start of 0th week, Monday 5th October. There will be significantly fewer seats: 7 in the Stally and 37 in the entire Greenland Library i.e. Smith Reading Room (Cloisters), Collaborative Study Space, History Library and Del Favero Reading Room (Main). Reader spaces have been marked by a reading rest and library users must sit ONLY in the designated spaces. The library is a space for quiet study. Low level conversation or group work is only allowed in the Collaborative Study Space; currently a maximum of 3 people may use this space at any time.
The booking system will be live the week commencing 28th September. Slots will be bookable up to a week in advance. You will be able to book a slot for a specific area of the library but not a specific seat.
Special arrangements for books being returned after the long vacation - landing drop off point
Many of you will be returning books that were borrowed back in March or were sent to you over the past 6 months. Please aim to return these books as soon as possible after you arrive back in college to avoid the possibility of too many people in a small area at the same time! The books should be left on the library landing on the first floor. There will be a notice indicating this. Please make sure that you include any books that were ordered and sent directly to your home address; it would be helpful if you identify such books with your name and when they were sent to you.
Available items can now be reserved on SOLO. We will also accept requests via email (please include your Bod card number). or or You must book a slot for collection of these books (using the library booking system ) unless you are able to pick them up when you are in the library to take up a pre-booked reader-space.
Remember that books reserved on SOLO rather than via email will not be gathered until the morning after the reservation has been made. Reservations made on SOLO on Friday or Saturday will not be available for collection until the following Monday. If you require a book urgently it may be better to get in touch with us directly.