How the Library can help you work or study from home

Due to the pandemic, face-to-face teaching has been mainly suspended, along with a move to more remote clinical consultation. To help you access Library services while working or studying at home, the measures 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.  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.

Postal loans for print-only items

If you require an item that isn’t provided by the library as an ebook and is only available in print, email us with the author name and title. You can request up to two items per week to be sent to you by post, subject to book-borrowing limits. Postal loans are processed once a week but might be subject to delay due to on-site staff availability and book quarantine rules.

Returning items

While the Library is closed, items can be placed in the book return bin just outside the entrance. Or items can be posted back using our Freepost returns label. Items returned will need to be quarantined, so there might be a delay in them being removed from your online account. If an item is still on your account 10 days after return, please email us to let us know, including the title of the item and the author.

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 the living through the pandemic. See our Mental Wellbeing page.

Free COVID-19 research resources

A selection of freely available services and material designed to aid research into the effects of COVID-19, plus other more general resources made free during the crisis. See our COVID-19 resources page.

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