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Student Information on changes to Library Services

Staffordshire University Library building arrangements from 24th March and until further notice

The Thompson and Blackheath Lane Libraries are currently closed but we are moving quickly to re-open so that you can access print books and study spaces.

The Health Library at Shrewsbury is open and all of the resources are available.

We aim to have a ‘click and collect’ online reservation service for print stock, book returns via the self-service machines and access to study spaces open in August. The layout and spacing of PC and study spaces is going to feel different to make sure social distancing can be applied, but the team will be there to assist you and answer any questions.

We want to ensure your safety, and that involves allowing access only to current Staffordshire University staff and students. Therefore, it’s going to be really important to have your student card visible at all times to help us with this.

Available Support

Online Resources:  Additional resources available

We still have the full range of our electronic resources (eBooks, aJournals and Databases) available and we encourage you to use the main routes for discovery on the Library Resources page. The ‘Search’ and drop-down list for subject pages are particularly helpful.

In addition, a  wide range of information service providers are working together with the library community to better serve us through the COVID-19 pandemic by making further resources available to you. These are frequently updated.

Browse the current list of additional resources

Skills appointments

Appointments with all the Academic Skills Team are available online.

Online Q&A sessions and webinars

The Academic Skills Team are offering a range of online group sessions to support you with your assignments.  These include generic sessions covering topics such as assignment planning and structure and academic writing. All sessions are run through Microsoft Teams.  See the dates and times of currently scheduled sessions.

Subject Librarians are also offering some more subject-focused sessions, which will be advertised on specific subject guides or through your course tutors.

Changes to other Library Services

  • Inter Library Loans - supply of electronic content (digitised chapters/articles) only through British Library On Demand Service - SUBJECT TO ANY CHANGES TO THE BRITISH LIBRARY SERVICE.
  • Reservations are suspended until further notice
  • There are no limits on renewals during current pandemic
  • Alumni applications are not being processed until further notice
  • Bursary book requests - please contact libraryhelpdesk@staffs.ac.uk
  • Topping up print accounts – online only
  • All fines will be waived during the current pandemic – if you receive an invoice please contact libraryhelpdesk@staffs.ac.uk
  • Postal loans are suspended until further notice

Further Information

Please note the Student Hub is also closed for visits in person. Calls can be made to 01782 294751 or email studenthub@staffs.ac.uk

For Staffordshire University updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.staffs.ac.uk/comms/coronavirus