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Updates from the Library relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The latest news on how Library Services are adapting in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) .

Overview of services

Latest update: 13/12/21

We ask all users of our libraries to adopt Covid safe behaviour. We require you to wear a face covering (unless exempt), strongly encourage social distancing and keeping good hand hygiene by using our antibacterial wipes and dispensers around the building. We will also ask you to complete our 'quick check in' on arrival for track and trace purposes.

Our Colchester, Loughton and Southend libraries are open for students, staff and external visitors (Colchester only) to visit us during our opening hours to access resources and study space:


See what services are available to you over the Christmas break on our blog

Our COVID-19 measures mean we need to keep rooms well ventilated so windows will need to remain open and air conditioning on. This means these study spaces may be colder than expected so please bear this in mind when using the space. 

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us.

Goverment and University Guidance regarding Covid-19

The University is monitoring and following all advice from Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the World Health Organisation and will review all guidance regularly. Please see the information below for the latest updates: