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The Campus Library building is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. FAQs
NEWS: Extra library eresources have been made available by publishers on a temporary basis to help during this time
If you are a final year student and you have Library books outstanding, please keep a check on your Keele email account as we will be contacting you to arrange for these to be returned. All other students' library books will continue to be automatically renewed.
Access to Library services and resources due to restrictions related to Covid-19
New: If you are a final year student and you have Library books outstanding, please keep a check on your Keele email account as we will be contacting you to arrange for these to be returned. All other students' library books will continue to be automatically renewed.
The Library building is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. We will post any further updates here. Currently, we do not have a timescale for when the Library building will reopen.
Over the Easter vacation remote services are available from Monday 6th April through to Thursday 9th April and Library staff will continue to provide virtual support between 9am and 5pm.
The Library is then closed from Good Friday 10th April to Easter Monday 13th April and reopens remotely at 9am Tuesday 14th April.
Please see below for help and advice about Library services which are available remotely.
Enquiries can be taken remotely via the library contact us page.
Access to online resources
Most Library eresources can be accessed remotely using your Keele student login. Please use the links on the Library homepage or go straight to Library Search. Please contact us if you have any queries regarding online access. Many publishers are also opening up access to large parts of their collections, we will add these to Library Search as we become aware of them and Google Scholar is also a great place to search for these high quality academic free resources during this time of working and studying from home.
The following browser plugins can also help locate great Open Access academic articles:
A list of extra eresources opened up by publishers to help online studying has now also been published.
Book loans and Customer Services
All books will automatically renew and any that cannot due to pre-existing requests will not be charged for so there is no need to return any items. Requests have been temporarily suspended during the closure of the building.
We are still here to support you remotely. Please contact the Library via Live Chat from our web page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can contact IT by email email@example.com
Information Skills Queries / Finding Journal Articles:
If you need help from your School Liaison Librarian, for example if you have a query on using a library journal database or locating an article or paper, send them an email (see the Contact Us web page). Your Liaison Librarian will still be able to offer advice and support 8.45am to 5.00pm via email, phone, or video conferencing where possible.
Queries on Refworks
If you have a query on the Refworks reference management software (either Legacy or New Refworks), please email firstname.lastname@example.org and this will be forward to a member of the team.
Digitisation Services for Visually Impaired Students
Students with a visual impairment seeking accessible copies of textbooks should still email email@example.com Staff may still be able to source accessible books via the RNIB Bookshare service. We are not currently able to digitise material on site, but please do send any requests and we will address these when services return to normal.
Keele Research Repositories (Staff)
Please continue to send any queries on open access and depositing manuscripts and / or datasets on our research repositories to firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Collections and Archives
The Archives searchroom service is currently suspended and there is no onsite access to archive collections.
You may still contact the Special Collections Administrator at email@example.com
Please see the Health Library webpage for current library service availability.
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