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Working Remotely

Current On-Campus Library Services

Current On-Campus Services

In line with recent increased restrictions Maynooth University library will adjust the provision of services to support the campus community.  This will entail maintaining access to online resources, online classes, the availability of printing in the library foyer and access to physical material through our "Click and Collect" service.  Access to the library building is restricted to click and collect services and to avail of printing in the foyer.  Study spaces in the library will be unavailable until further notice, in line with COVID-19 restrictions.  Alternative study facilities will be available on campus. 

Please use our online services and content first and consider carefully if you need to avail of our on-campus services.

From Monday 25th January our Digital on Demand service is available to all staff and all Postgraduate students (Research and Taught).

Studying in the Library

  

  • Study spaces in the library are unavailable until further notice, due to COVID-19 restrictions. 
  • Printing facilities continue to be available in the library foyer only.
  • We will update you when we are able to offer bookable study spaces again, which will be subject to Government guidance and in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

Digital on Demand

The library is currently offering a ‘digital on demand’ service for library material digitization requests.  This service is free of charge and available for staff and all Postgraduate students (Research and Taught).  Digital on demand refers to some material which cannot be borrowed or if you cannot physically make it to the library on campus.

How does it work?

  • Items can be requested using this form
  • Upon submission of a request you must accept our copyright declaration stating that you only use the content in support of your remote teaching needs for the duration of the Covid-19 situation, that you only host this content on MU controlled access education platforms e.g. Moodle and MS Teams and that you only use this copy for non-commercial research, teaching or private study.  You must also permanently delete the copy if requested to do by the Library or the copyright holder
  • Once the library receives the submission, library staff will create a scanned copy of the requested article or book chapter and this will be emailed to the requestor

If you have any questions please contact us via LibraryChat on our homepage or library.information@mu.ie

Preparing for your Visit

  

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you must not come to the Library.
  • We have a wide range of online resources, including books, journal articles, databases and research material and tools to help you study. This guide will provide details on how to access these resources and we ask our users to prioritise using our online resources. 
  • If you cannot access the resource you require online, please use our Click & Collect or Digital on Demand service, as appropriate.
  • Please use a face covering when you visit the Library building all follow all necessary hygiene measures.

 

Click and Collect Book Retrieval

Click and Collect items will be available for collection between 10:00 and 13:00 Mondays and Fridays and between 14:00 and 16:00 on Wednesdays following receipt of confirmation email.

How does it work?

  • Items can be requested using this form
  • Please check in LibrarySearch to see that the book you want is available
  • Please provide the library with as much information as possible regarding the titles requested
  • Library staff will retrieve the titles requested (if available) and issue them on the requestor's account
  • An email will be sent that items are available and on the requestor's account. 
  • Items will be available for collection between 10:00 and 13:00 Mondays and Fridays and between 14:00 and 16:00 on Wednesdays following receipt of confirmation email.
  • Books will be available for collection on tables in the foyer in bags arranged alphabetically by requestor's surname.
  • We recommend collection of items as soon as possible after receipt of email as some items will have a loan period of 7 days.
  • Items will be removed from foyer, cleared from requestor's account and reshelved if not collected within 7 days. 

If you have any questions please contact us via LibraryChat on our homepage or library.information@mu.ie