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Coronavirus update

Update 3: 09.39 24th March 2020

Following Government guidelines, the Library building is now completely closed down. This means the book fetching service we had planned will not be possible and that any books that have been dropped back at the Library in the external drop box will remain on user accounts until we re-open.

We will be extending all loans to June in the next few weeks and have removed all fines, so there is no need to worry about returning books if you are not able to do so.

We will continue to run our other services remotely as outlined below and so if you have any queries or need our support, please email 

Inter library loans: We will continue for the time being to accept requests from Loughborough University customers but we will attempt to supply only those items that can be supplied electronically, i.e. copies of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers etc. and access to e-books where these are available. The supply of physical items, whether to be borrowed or kept, is now suspended until further notice. If you have any queries about this service, please email 

We will continue to post updates on this webpage and our other social media channels.


Update 2: 15.20 20th March 2020

The Library will be closing at 5pm today and will be closed until further notice. 

Library services will be offered remotely during office hours 9am-5pm. For general enquiries call 01509 222 360 or email

The Library provides access to a range of content digitally which you can access through your PC or mobile device. Please visit the library website for more information on gaining access to these resources.

Academic Librarians are available to offer support you with your studies throughout the closure period. Check the webpage for your academic librarian's contact details.

From Monday March 23rd we will be trialling a limited book fetching service for print books. This will be limited to 10 books per person and is subject to staff availability and demand. If you require books and can come to the Library (we cannot offer a postal service)  then email with the details and your borrower number. If you email in the morning or overnight your books will be ready in the afternoon. If you email in the afternoon your books will be available the next morning.

If you have any other queries or concerns about your Library account, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will support you wherever possible.

Please keep an eye on this webpage and the Library's Twitter feed @lborolibrary for more updates and tips about what to do when studying remotely.


Update 1: 12.07 19th March 2020

Following the Vice Chancellor's announcement, the physical Library building will be closing at 5pm on Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice. We will be open until midnight on Thursday 19th March and between the hours of 9am and 5pm on Friday 20th March.

Staff will make best endeavours to run the service on a virtual basis, so please make the most of our extensive online resources and support that remain available to you.

We are currently exploring what additional measures we can establish to support all our users, so please keep an eye on these webpages and our Twitter feed for updates.

In the meantime, if you need any assistance from the Library, the best means of contact will be to email and we will respond to your queries during normal office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).



Due to the current situation with regard to Coronavirus we have altered some Library services to ensure you have access to material and support and that our Library building is safe for your use.

The building

In order to allow for physical distancing we have limited the building capacity and closed some spaces within the Library e.g. group study rooms. We have also removed some chairs from tables and in computer blocks to further encourage this behaviour.

At present we are maintaining our opening hours but will open at 9.00am not 8.30am. Please be aware opening hours may change but we will make sure that opening times are updated and correct every day on the Library's homepage.

Borrowing books

There is no need to return books that you have out we have renewed all loans until May 4th.

We have increased loan limits to 50 for all users.

We have suspended all fines from 18th March onwards (if you any queries about anything on your record please email )


Staff are currently working in the building and they will do their best to support you, however, many of our services are operating remotely, so, please contact us via Mon-Fri 9-5.

Please note : as we are operating reduced services we regret we are unable to provide access to the building to external users. However, please contact us via and we will assist where possible.

March 18th 2020