University Library response to COVID-19

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The Barr Smith, Waite, and Roseworthy Libraries are open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (closed weekends and public holidays).
  • The Barr Smith Library is only accessible via the main entrance on level 3 (all other entrances currently still closed)
    • Outside of these hours, access to Level 3 of the BSL is via swipe card for staff and students, in line with the Hub
  • Waite and Roseworthy campus libraries: swipe card access 

Effective 18th May, access to the Barr Smith Library has resumed for Community and Alumni members.

Ask Library staff are available at the Barr Smith Library main entrance to provide library help with appropriate social distancing measures in place. 

We encourage you to contact us online.

 

 
Social distancing in our Libraries 

The Barr Smith, Waite, and Roseworthy Libraries are open and we are adhering to the government'ssocial distancing guidelines .

Staff are regularly wiping down public PC's and surfaces and we'retaking precautions when handling returned books and other items by quarantining items for 24 hours before returning them to the shelves. 

Recommencement of Services

Latest service update 10:10 am - 20/05/2020

Effective Monday 18 May, the following library services have been restored:

The Barr Smith Library is open to staff, students, community and alumni members via the main entrance, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. 

Outside of these hours, access to Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library is via swipe card for staff and students, in line with the Hub.

Ask Library staff are available at the Barr Smith Library main entrance during opening hours to provide library help.

Course Readings

Digitisation of print materials for Course Readings can now be requested by contacting coursereadings@adelaide.edu.au. If you would like to find alternative online resources, please use Library Search.

Requesting from Joint Store

The store is open and requests for materials are available. We ask for your patience while you wait for your store materials to be supplied.

Requesting other items

The requesting service has resumed for items located at a different campus to the pickup location, with the exception of items at the Law Library due to the temporary shutdown of the Ligertwood Building.

 

Temporary changes to services

Latest service update 10:10 am - 15/05/2020

Law Library to temporarily close

The Sir John Salmond Law Library is closed from Thursday 7 May due to the temporary shutdown of the Ligertwood Building.

The Law Library’s high use collection has been moved to the Barr Smith Library and remains accessible. All current loans have been extended, however if you wish to return an item you can do so using the Barr Smith Library 24/7 return chutes.

If you require further assistance, please contact Ask Library on 8313 5759.

Community and Alumni members

Effective 18th May, access to the Barr Smith Library will resume for Community and Alumni members.

We recognise that changes relating to access to the physical library, as well as the changes to borrowing and requesting, may have had an impact on you. We will provide a (free) extension of your membership for the affected period and due dates for alreadyborrowed items will be automatically extended.

Alumni members can continue to access a great selection of online resources.

Borrowing and Requesting 

Due dates for alreadyborrowed items have been extended. We will let you know when to return your items (excludes High Use items which are still 3-hour loans).

The Interlibrary Loanservice is limited to the delivery of electronic articles only and print books will not be processed. As other libraries around Australia and worldwide are also experiencing disruptions to their services, we ask for your patience when waiting for these requests to be supplied.Please note that all current ILL loans will be renewed until 1 June 2020. 

Newspapers 

All returned library items go through a 24-hour quarantine process before making their way back to the shelves. Unfortunately, this process isn’t possible for our Newspaper collection and all newspapers have been removed from Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library until further notice 

You can still access the library’sonline news collections

Special Collections Reading Room access

Access to our Special Collections Reading Room is by appointment only. 

Please email details of your request to spark.collections@adelaide.edu.au

Liaison Librarian appointments 

One-on-one appointments between researchers, academics,honours and research studentsand Liaison Librarianswill now be conducted via Zoom until further notice. You can also contact your librarianvia email.  

New items 

The purchase of new print books is suspended. We will continue to obtain electronic content where possible.  

Online modules for students 

We have recently developed a suite of Library Essentials courses designed to support students with finding, using and referencing information.We are encouraging students to self-enrol in the relevant standalone course for their program:  

 

Please check the University's latest update and FAQs for more details. We will continue to update this page as further information becomes available and thank you for your understanding during this time.