Lancs students have to pre-book a space in the library to study

You can book up to 15 hours a week

Lancaster students now have to pre-book a space to study in the library. Students can no longer walk into the library and study spontaneously as they now have to book in advance.

Lancaster University have updated their library policy as a result of the government’s restrictions regarding COVID-19. Having to comply to the two metre distancing rules, there is limited availability in the library for students to study. The library is open “8am-10pm Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday, and will be open 24 hours a day from 5th October.”

In order to use the facilities in the library, Lancaster University stated that students must “Book a study space in advance – visit our booking page”. Additionally, students are only able to book “a maximum of 15 hours per week” so there is enough accessibility to everyone who may wish to use the library. The booking page only allows students to book slots of one hour at a time.

For students to use the library, they must also “Wear a face covering” unless they are exempt for specific circumstances. Students have to “Wash or sanitise [their] hands regularly” and sanitation stations are situated around the library.

The University website also states that “If you do not need to come into the library you can return books via the self-return book chute outside the library, which is open 24 hours a day.”

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