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All library buildings are closed until further notice. Library services and resources are continuing to operate online.
As part of the phased reopening of our spaces, the Library is planning to operate a 'click and collect' service for physical books for Brookes staff, postgraduate students and researchers. We hope this will be available from early August pending all necessary University risk assessments being completed and health and safety measures in place. The next phase, likely to be from the beginning of September, will see us open the libraries for individual study on a self-service basis with continued remote support (Chat, email and Google meetings). The safety of our staff and users is of the utmost importance and we continue to follow Government and University guidelines as we plan for re-opening.
Information about your loans - all loans have now been renewed and are not due back until 25 September 2020 - there is no need to return your books before this date. If you are vacating a room in a Brookes hall of residence you can leave your books in the room for collection once staff have access - if possible please label them clearly as Books for Return to the Library. Alternatively, books can be returned to a designated Library book returns box in the hall reception.
If you receive an overdue notice please contact email@example.com and we will update your Library account.
If you are vacating a room in a Brookes hall of residence you can leave your books in the room for collection once staff have access - if possible please label them clearly as Books for Return to the Library. Alternatively, books can be returned to a designated Library book returns box in the hall reception.
Books can now be returned to Campus Reception (Headington, Harcourt Hill & Wheatley) by following this procedure:
You must not visit University campuses if you are showing signs of Covid-19 and should follow the Government guidelines to self-isolate. For further information and symptoms please visit the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/.
Please cycle or walk to the campus and avoid using public transport in line with the Governments travel guidelines. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers
Final year students who wish to safely return their Library books before leaving Oxford can, between the times of 08.00 and 18.00, arrive individually at JHBB main entrance and ring through to security (01865 483060)
A member of Campus Services or the Security Team will unlock the lobby doors for you to gain access to the book trolley located in the area
Strict 2m physical distancing will be maintained throughout
Leave you books on the trolley. You should not handle any other books during the process
There will be no access to any other part of the JHBB building
Return of books to Swindon reception
Please note that books will not be removed from your Library account until staff are back on site. If you receive an overdue notice please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update your Library account.
A freepost option is now available for students who have finished their studies. Please go to the Royal Mail / Brookes portal and follow the instructions on the screen. In the University Department field (mandatory*) please put Library.
The service covers UK postage only. If you have left the country please contact email@example.com and we will discuss the best way to proceed.
The postal address (should you need it) is:
Customer Services (Library)
Books returned either in person or via the freepost service will not be discharged from your Library Account until staff are back on campus.
To contact us or if you need help please choose from the following:
In addition to the databases, e-journals and ebooks already provided through the Library website, many academic publishers are making additional e-resources available.
Check this list Library resources during COVID-19 pandemic for details. The list is being updated as more resources become available, so do check back regularly.