From Tuesday 24th March 2020 the Lanchester Library closed until further notice in line with Government advice. As of the 4th July 2020 libraries in England are permitted to re-open as long as they are COVID secure. We are now working hard with the university Estates team to open the Library for a click and collect service from late July/early August. We aim to offer bookable study spaces later in the summer, subject to changing guidelines. The safety of our students and staff is our key priority, so making sure the library is ready will take us a bit of time. Please bear with us and check Twitter or Libguides for further announcements.
In the meantime, our online services remain available and our live chat widget is available, see below for ways to get in touch.
You can contact us via the live chat function either at the bottom of this page or on Locate. Live chat is now running up to midnight 7 days a week. Locate
You can ask us a question via LibAnswers and look at our FAQs
Telephone: +44 (0) 24 7765 7575
Yes, we are offering this service online through video chat. Please book an appointment as usual.
Students with current appointments with the CAW have been contacted and offered an email appointment or a cancellation dependent on their circumstances. Students requiring an appointment can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, please visit http://sigma.coventry.ac.uk for further information.
We have put together a special guide to help your with remote working. It has guides and a calendar of home working webinars for live support.
Many of our ebook suppliers are lifting limits on concurrent access to help during this period so in many cases the usual limits will not apply. We are actively working with the rest to try and make resources as accessible as possible.
We have also been given access to a new collection of ebooks during this period by Ebsco. We are working to get these on Locate, however in the meantime you access the collection of ebooks here.
You do not need to return your books. You can keep them and they will automatically renew. All books are now due back by 23rd September 2020.
If you really need to return your books ie you are a final year student or leaving to return overseas you can return your books to the Alma Building (CV1 5QA) either on a Monday or on a Friday between 09:00-11:00 only. This is because the University post room is only operating on these two days each week. Please go to the door next to the big black roller shutter on Alma Street towards the university Nursery.
Please respect the Protection Officer and ensure you keep two metres away from others if you have to queue. Books will not be removed from your record straight away but will be done when we re-open again.
You can also post books back via a post office to:
No. We are automatically renewing books for everyone through to 30th June 2020 in the first instance. Please don't worry as we will waive any charges incurred during this period. If you are worried at all or have any questions please contact us using the Libchat widget on this page and we'll help.
As the building is closed we can't access the laptops. In addition laptops are configured only to work on campus so we can’t offer this facility.
Yes in the search drop menu please choose "Books and more (online only)".
Please contact us through You Choose and we will see if an ebook version of the book can be supplied. Not all books are available for us to buy in electronic format but we'll do our best.
Yes, this service is still available but for supply reasons we will try to get a digital copy first and may not always be able to supply a print copy at this time.
We are unable to loan physical resources as all libraries are now closed. However, if the item can be supplied electronically through document supply we will. Alternatively, we may buy a copy through You Choose.