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Library Service changes : COVID-19

Library service

This page will be updated as advice changes so please keep checking for the latest information. 

The Library building and the University campus are now closed until further notice. Please also see the University website for information about arrangements at AUB https://aub.ac.uk/coronavirus 

Whilst the building may be closed staff are available to help you. E-mail the Library with your questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible library@aub.ac.uk 

You can also contact your Subject Librarian for help finding or using our online collections https://aub-uk.libguides.com/contactus

AUB Library is not accepting new applications from external members or SCONUL Access users for the moment. 

Library resources you can access from home

Online Library collections

The Library has a large online collection of resources to support you while you are working from home. This includes e-books, journals, newspapers, streaming media (TV, films, theatre, animation, documentary, modelmaking) and image databases. 

For a general overview have a look at our collections page by clicking here.

For Subject specific resources have a look at your Subject page by clicking here

Temporary online resources

We are working with a range of suppliers to provide temporary access to online resources to offer you more. These will only be available during this period of closure and the length of access may depend on the arrangement with the particular supplier. Please click here to see our temporary resources page for information. 

Library loans

All loans for Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Preparation for Higher Education and Staff have been extended until the 2nd October at the start of the new academic year. We will not be charging fines during this closure and are encouraging everyone who will be here next academic year to keep hold of their loans.  

For those who have an Inter Library Loan (a book on loan from another Library) we are renewing these with the lending Library as the situation evolves and will keep you updated with loan dates for these.  Libraries have renewed these until the end of June at the moment and we will update you individually as this changes. 

Loans for Short Course students, External members including alumni and Sconul Access members have been renewed until the 1st August. 

For students and staff who will be leaving us at the end of this term we sent out information about returning Library items you have borrowed via e-mail on the 24th April. 

We will waive fines that have been incurred as a direct result of COVID-19 e.g. self-isolation. 

If you have questions please contact library@aub.ac.uk

Borrowing from other libraries

  • If you currently have an Inter-library loan please keep hold of it until our doors reopen. Loans have been extended and no fines will be charged.  
  • Inter-library loans of print books are suspended. We will try to provide access to articles and book chapters, where possible a PDF copy will be e-mailed to you. Please place requests via your Library record as normal and we will try to supply what you need. Click here for instructions. If you need help please contact ills@aub.ac.uk 
  • If you want a book please contact us. We may be able to direct you to an online version or buy an eBook depending on availability and cost. If we can't buy an e-book we may be able to recommend an alternative. 
  • SCONUL access scheme. Many libraries in the UK are limiting the people who can use their Libraries or closing. Members with a SCONUL access card won't be able to access these libraries. Please check individual library websites for information.