We are delighted to welcome students and staff back to The Sir Duncan Rice Library, but please work with us by taking care to understand the requirements, being patient about these new procedures and following all the guidelines.

This will help us avoid the need to impose further restrictions and make it easier for the Library staff working in the building.

Please observe the following rules when you visit:

  • Remember to bring your staff/student card as access to The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be provided via swipe card through the card-controlled door to the left of the main sliding entrance door. Card scanning at the security gates is compulsory to meet Government Test and Protect obligations.

  • Use hand sanitiser on entry and exit and wash hands or use sanitiser during your stay 

  • Wear your face covering at all times or display your lanyard or show your exemption card if you are unable to wear a face covering 

  • Maintain two metre social distancing and follow the designated one-way routes 

  • Clean surfaces, PCs and Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) after use with the wipes provided 

  • Place any handled books which you do not subsequently borrow on the trolleys provided 

  • Only approach Library staff who are seated behind support desk screens 

  • Note that no food or drink other than bottled water is permitted in the building. 

Once in the building

  • Lifts to be used by one person at a time, so please leave more time to move around the building

  • Only study spaces marked with a tick can be used, allowing 2m distancing 

  • The water stations on each floor will be available

  • Only water can be consumed in the Library, no other food or drink can be consumed in the Library

  • Due to the current restrictions and physical distancing, assisted evacuation from upper or lower floors is not possible. However, study spaces have been provided on the ground floor for users who cannot safely access other floors. 

Please speak to a member of staff at the Welcome Desk if you have any concerns or require assistance.