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Membership of the Library & Learning Centre

Our COVID code of conduct - Using the Library & Learning Centre (LLC)

We have been rearranging our Library facilities to ensure Covid-19 safety is maintained for all.

This involves carefully following the Scottish Government guidance and changing the operation and design of the Library services to minimise the opportunity for the spread of the Covid-19 virus. This is not an easy compromise, but we are doing everything we can within the guidance to ensure access.

All users of the Library facilities will be required to follow the arrangements outlined below.

Face coverings and Test & Protect Requirements

Image of a person wearing a face covering  Face Coverings are required when circulating in the library or social distancing is less than 1 metreunless you are exempt in line with Scottish Government guidelines.  This also applies to staff.

Entry to all libraries will require the scanning of your UoD ID card at the entrance for Government Test and Trace obligations.  This is compulsory.  Alternatively, the barcode tile from the University App can be used for entry in the Main Library.

Study space and Social Distancing

Maintain a 2metre distance  We need to maintain 1-metre physical distancing throughout the libraries. Please sit at green ticked spaces only and follow directional signage.   

In general, facilities are in Quiet study mode (limited quiet conversations only)

Please have consideration for your fellow users by not leaving unattended personal items at study desks, particularly at busy times when study spaces are in demand. 

To maximise availability of PCs for all students, we also ask that you do not leave a PC logged on in your absence.

Books and Resource Access

Books and Resources   Our book stock is available for browsing, alternatively please use our Click and Collect service or Postal Delivery service.

To request items, please use the normal Library Reservation system.


Hand Washing  Sanitisation facilities are provided to enable cleaning of keyboards, mice and desks.  Please complete this before and after your study session.

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser.  

Food and Drink

 Knive and Fork  Drinks (hot and cold) and snacks may be consumed in library buildings.

Food may be consumed in the cafe areas (if available) of our libraries.

Respect for all

COVID Heart for kindness  Our libraries are among the main hubs of student activity on our campuses. We appreciate there will be significant demand for our services, and we will do all we can to meet your needs. However, we must ask that all users of the libraries show patience and follow the guidelines which have been in place for the health and safety of all.  

The procedures above must be followed, or the Library physical services may face further restrictions.