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Guide: Welcome: Library Arrangements for COVID 19


While the COVID rules are relaxing, there is still a requirement to book a study space in advance and to wear a face covering in the Library.   This is to help to keep study spaces COVID safe by limiting the number of people in the study area at any one time.

You can now come into the Library to browse the collections and borrow material without making a booking.  However, some students may still wish to reserve specific time slots to come to the Library to borrow or return books.  The Click and Collect reservation system will still be in operation for anyone wishing to use it.

Social distancing is still  in operation but at 1 metre from others,.

This guide provides information on booking study spaces and slots to collect and return library books.

The online booking system is available through My SRUC or can be linked to from

Once you have confirmed a booking slot, only turn up at the booked time and enter the library on your own.  If there is a queue please ensure 2m social distancing.

NOTE: A face covering must be worn in all libraries  including when seated as stated in Government regulations. Please bring one with you.

Book a Study Space or a Study Space with PC

The number of study spaces and PCs have been reduced to allow for social distancing and helping keep everyone safe.  

  • These study spaces are available in 1 hour slots during the day to fit with Library Opening Hours 

  • Multiple study space slots can be booked

  • Some Libraries will be closed at lunch time to allow the spaces to be cleaned.  

  • A space must be booked before you come to a study space 

  • Link  to the Booking System

  • You will receive an email to confirm your booking

  • To cancel or re-arrange your booking use the link on your booking confirmation email

Note: Only one person can sit at the booked desk.  Due to social distancing there is no working together at desks.

Opening Hours

Library Opening Hours 

Library contact details can be found from this link 


Click and Collect Library Books

The  Click and Collect Service is available for anyone who wishes to make a quick book pick up and use this service. 

  • Firstly login to the Library Catalogue using your student/staff  id and password.
  • Search for the book(s) you want and place them in the cart
  • Go to the cart and using the Request It button reserve the book(s)
  • Select the appropriate library to collect the book from
  • An email will be sent out when the book is ready for collection
  • You will then be able to book a slot at your library to collect the book(s)
  • These collection time slots are each 15 minutes
  • You will receive an email to confirm your collection slot
  • Reserved books will be kept for a week
  • To cancel a collection slot, use the cancellation link on the booking confirmation email


If you need help finding any books or alternatives to items out on loan, please contact us on or get in touch with your Campus Library Staff

Click and Return Library Books

The Click and Return Service  is available for anyone wishing to return a book at their campus Library.

  • These collection time slots are each 15 minutes

  • Select the campus where you are returning the book

  • Book at time slot 

  • You will receive an email to confirm your slot

  • There is a link on the confirmation email to cancel your slot 

  • Link to the Booking System


References for images included within this guide

Alexandra_Koch (2020) Face, Mask, Young People, Students, Eyes, Corona. [Online] Available at: (Accessed: 15 June 2021).

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Accessing the Booking System

Online bookings for study desks and collecting and returning Library books is available on mySRUC.

You can access the booking system directly using this link https//

Contact Us

For any queries or help please contact us
Alternatively contact your Campus Library Staff