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Working Remotely

Current On-Campus Library Services

Resumption of On-Campus Services

From July 29 the Library has commenced another phase on our gradual return to on campus operations. During this phase registered staff and students can access designated study spaces and our physical collections within the library from 09:30 to 17:00. Face coverings must be worn when entering and moving around the Library.  Please note that all other spaces and services remain unavailable. In line with the most recent Government guidelines, the next phase of reopening  has been paused until 07 September. 

What you need to know before Returning

Take a look at our Returning to Campus Video for all you need to know to prepare for your visit.

Studying in the Library

  

  • All study spaces are at least 2 metres apart. Please sit in the designated locations and do not move furniture for any reason or length of time. 
  • Please observe cough etiquette and 2 metres social distancing.
  • Wipes to wipe down study spaces are available at the Admissions Desk. 
  • With the exception of bottled drinks, food and drink is not allowed in the Library. 
  • Please use hand sanitiser before and after browsing books on open shelves. 
  • When finished using a book, it should be placed on the nearest available trolley. Books should not be re-shelved. 
  • When leaving the building for any length of time, including breaks, please ensure that all books are placed back on trolleys and you take all of your personal belongings. Capacity is being strictly managed and you may not be able to re-enter the Library

Preparing for your Visit

  

  • Library capacity is reduced and limited so please consider whether you need to come to the Library. We have significant resources and assistance available online. 
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you must not come to the Library.
  • Readers seeking entry to the Library must have a valid MU or SPCM ID and have completed the Library COVID Questionnaire in advance of your visit, 

 

Click and Collect Book Retrieval

The library is offering a ‘click and collect’ book retrieval service from June 29 2020.  This service is free of charge and available to all registered MU and SPCM staff and students.

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 requestors’ account
  • Items will be available for collection between 10:00 and 12:30 (Monday – Friday)
  • Collection of books is by appointment only, details will be forwarded via email once request is approved
  • Importantly, access will be to the foyer only via swipe of MyCard for prearranged times

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

Inside the Library

     

  • Face coverings must be worn on entering and moving around the Library.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser in the library foyer and at multiple locations elsewhere within the library. Regular hand sanitisation is essential and particularly important before and after handling books, using shared machines etc. 
  • Please observe cough etiquette and 2 metres social distancing.
  • There is a one-way and 'keep left' policy for walking throughout the building. Please follow the signage

Digital on Demand

The library is offering a ‘digital on demand’ service for library material digitization requests from June 29 2020.  This service is free of charge and available for staff and postgraduate students only.  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 MU 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