ASSL have now cordoned off the help desk and staff are wearing gloves

What is even happening?

In order to protect librarians’ safety against COVID-19, the librarian help desk in the ASSL has now been cornered off from public use and staff are wearing gloves to handle books.

The ASSL, usually packed with students cramming or more likely procrastinating, has become a ghost town. This follows the country’s decision to attempt to contain the spread of the virus through social distancing, as the PM advises to avoid non-essential contact.

Cardiff University Libraries also announced on Twitter earlier today that they will be ‘switching to self-service provisions’. In addition, pupils’ library returns and fees have been suspended until 20th April.

This measure follows the announcement that Main Building and Bute Library, from 5pm on Friday 20th March until the end of the term.

The university has made decisions over the past week to suspend face-to-face teaching, with classes being completely remote as of 23rd March.

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