Answered By: Hannah Congrave
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2021     Views: 0

The David Wilson Library building is open to all current University of Leicester students and staff. Our reception and enquiry desk is staffed throughout our opening hours, alongside our online enquiry services or email enquiry service library@le.ac.uk.

When visiting the library you must bring your university ID card to gain access.

Following the Government announcement on the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in England and in line with the University’s response. From Monday 19 July 2021 the following changes will gradually be introduced:

  • Spaces on the second and third floors currently closed will be re-opened.
  • Social distancing restrictions will be removed on individual study spaces on the main floors.

Occupancy limits in the Group Study rooms remain in place.

With staff and student safety in mind the following mitigations will be in place:

  • Sanitation stations will be available throughout the building.
  • The wearing of face coverings is strongly encouraged, particularly in crowded spaces, throughout the building, unless exempt.
  • New signage around safety recommendations will be displayed throughout the building.

In line with the Government’s approach, the emphasis will be for us all as individuals to take responsibility for our health and safety and that of the wider community. The David Wilson Library is a shared space so please be respectful considerate of others.

The University recommends that you continue to:

  • Book your COVID-19 vaccinations – all adults in England (including international students) can now do so.
  • Have lateral flow tests, twice a week. You can pick home-testing kits up from the reception desks of the Fielding Johnson Building, George Davies Centre and Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building (RKCSB), Monday to Friday, from 8.00am-6.00pm. They are also widely available from local pharmacies and can be ordered online from the NHS.
  • Wash your hands regularly.

Many of our services continue to be offered digitally, including access to eBooks, eJournals and databases. Use Library Search to search and access digital library resources. You will need to use your IT username and password.

Our Academic Skills Centre, research services, librarians and archives and special collections teams will continue providing support remotely and will be re-introducing face-to-face services in the coming weeks. See contact details for these teams. 

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