How the Library can help you work or study from home

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face teaching has been mainly suspended for this Autumn Term 2020, along with a move to a predominantly remote clinical consultation model. To help you to continue to access Library resources while working or studying at home, the measures outlined below will be in place. Got a question? Email us.

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Library building is closed but we’re available on email

The Library building at the Tavistock Centre will be closed until further notice, but Library staff will be working at home Monday to Friday and responding to email enquiries. We ask you to be patient as we anticipate an increased level of contact from our members this way. Please also keep in touch with us via our website and social media contacts.  If you have any queries relating specifically to your course, such as assessment or online seminars, please contact the Academic Hub.

You will be able to continue to access all of our electronic resources in the usual way – you’ll find links to all our services by going to the Electronic Resources tab at the top of our website. Log in to services with your Shibboleth details, but if you have any problems trying to access a particular resource, please contact us and we will aim to resolve your query as quickly as possible.

Borrowing and renewing loans

All items currently on loan won’t be due for return until we’re sure we can open the library building again. Please safely hold on to any items you’ve borrowed and DO NOT attempt to return them by post or by placing them in the returns bin outside the library as we won’t be able to remove them from your​ account.

Print-only items and holds

If you require a print book from our collection, please email the library and, if it’s available, we’ll post the book to you and enclose a return slip, that is prepaid, so you won’t have to pay to return the book. If there is a print-only item on our catalogue that you consider essential for your work or research, we’ll try to purchase an e-book, if there’s one available. Please email us with the author name and title of the book you’d like to request and we’ll let you know if we’re able to supply an online version.

Information Skills Training

Our trainer Mathieu Lubrun will be giving lots of training sessions this Autumn term, most will have been already scheduled by your course tutors. However if you want a session that hadn’t been pre-arranged contact your tutor, you can try and get a group session arranged.  Mathieu also delivers one-to-one training to disabled students if they should prefer this type of session and other one-to-one sessions can be arranged with Mathieu. Email the library about training.

Resource pages

Online therapy and supervision

We’ve compiled a range of resources to help you work remotely as a therapist or supervisor. See our Online Therapy and Supervision page.

Studying at home 

Tips on how to get the most out of online learning: See our Study at Home page.

Mental wellbeing

Advice, videos, podcasts and more to help you cope with living in partial lockdown. See our Mental Wellbeing page.

We hope everyone remains safe and healthy during this exceptionally uncertain time and that you continue to keep in touch with us.

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