BREAKING: The University of Warwick’s Library will be reopening from Monday 8 March “for students with an essential need only”.
Study spaces in the main Library building will be available for individual study.
Essential needs include: not having a suitable workspace; requiring Library study space to support wellbeing or mental health, and this need outweighs the risk of studying in a public space.
All accessible rooms in the main Library will also reopen from Monday 8 March to those registered with disability services. The self-return machines for physical books will also be reinstated.
The Library initially stayed open when the third lockdown was announced, but was then closed on 13 January.
The Rootes Learning Grid, the Postgraduate Hub and the BioMed Grid remained open, but students complained that they struggled to find study spaces.
The University’s decision to close the Library was one of the harshest in the Russell Group, with many other universities keeping their libraries open.