How the Library can help you work or study from home

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face teaching has been suspended for the remainder of the academic year, 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 library@tavi-port.ac.uk.

Library building is closed but we’ll be 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 sent to library@tavi-port.ac.uk. 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 don’t contact the Library but instead use this online form to get in touch with our colleagues in the Trust’s education and training team: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/StudentInformationWebForm/.

Electronic resources

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

We’ll no longer be able to post out any items placed on hold, but if there’s a print-only item on our catalogue that you consider essential for your work or research, we’ll try to purchase an ebook if there’s one available. Please email us on library@tavi-port.ac.uk with the author and book title you’d like to request and we’ll let you know if we’re able to supply an online version.

Information Skills Training

If you had any iSkills sessions booked in with our trainer, Mathieu Lubrun, he will contact staff and students directly about whether or not these will still be delivered and if so how.

Student updates on Moodle

The Trust is posting updates for students on issues around assessment, progression, observations and clinical work on a special page in Moodle. Click here to access: https://moodle.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1707

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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