Update: Library reopening

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, we are working hard to safely reopen our libraries so that you can access study spaces and other library services again.

From the beginning of August, the Harold Cohen Library will be open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm, with bookable study spaces and access to printers.

We are working hard to make as many services available as possible, but please be aware that some services, such as vending machines and hot water taps, may be temporarily unavailable during your visit. If you wish to use a laptop it is recommended that you bring your own as loan laptops are not currently available.

How to use study spaces:                                                        

  • Book a study space – there are two types of study space available: with a PC and without a PC. There will also be some seating available for drop in visits but we advise that you book a study space in advance as seating is limited
  • When you arrive at the Library and find your study space, check in using the QR code on the seat or via your email booking confirmation
  • ‘Check out’ using the QR code when you leave the library

At this time there will be no access to the book stacks for browsing or borrowing. For all book requests please continue to use the Click & Collect service.

Keeping safe in the Library

We are following government and university guidelines to ensure that the library is a safe space for everyone. When you visit you will find measures in place to limit the risk to staff and students, including clearly marked directional systems, socially distanced study spaces, building occupancy limits, and the provision of hand sanitiser and other cleaning materials.

While inside our library buildings, we strongly recommend that you:

  • Maintain social distancing
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wipe down study spaces using cleaning wipes provided
  • Dispose of your rubbish after your visit

We are also working towards reopening the Sydney Jones Library for studying and other services later this month. In the meantime, all staff and students, no matter their subject, are welcome to use the Harold Cohen Library.

You can get in touch with the Library team with any questions using the online chat service, or by emailing library@liverpool.ac.uk.