Library Access for Current Students

In line with the government’s roadmap, we are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening some student services on campus from Monday 17th May 2021. This means that you will be able to book to come and visit the library and book to come and visit staff members for a socially distanced Covid19 secure visit.  Before your visit to the College in light with the government advice to Higher Education Providers we would ask that you take a lateral flow test, which can be ordered for free from https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

If you do not take a lateral flow test before you travel, there is a lateral flow testing centre on site which can provide you with a test. Please allow 45 minutes for your test to be processed on site.

You should expect the reception team to ask to see your same day negative result, when you arrive.

Unless you have an exemption you are required to wear a mask in all communal areas and in the library in line with government guidance.

The College is not able to offer any food or drink services at this time, so please bring your own drinks or food onto site.

Every student visit will be recorded for the track and trace system in line with government guidance.

Student services

  1. Library

Monday to Friday the library will be offering two bookable sessions a day.

Session 1: 9:00 to 11.30

Session 2: 13:00 to 15:30

Each session can accommodate eight students only, allowing therefore for 80 different students a week to have access to the library. You will be allocated a set table and we will be asked to work in that specific area. We strongly advise wearing warm clothes as the library windows will be open at all times to ensure adequate ventilation in the space.

Photocopying services will be free of charge.

Times are set specifically to allow Covid19 procedures and cleaning regimes to be maintained and are not negotiable, although you may arrive at any time during your session. You will be asked to leave when the session ends regardless of your time of arrival, as it is imperative that we protect students by thoroughly cleaning between sessions.

Students wishing to drop off books only and not enter the library can do so Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm from Monday 17th May by dropping the books directly to reception.  No appointment is necessary, but the books must be returned inside a bag.

HOW TO BOOK: To book a library session please email enquiries@spurgeons.ac.uk or phone 02086530850 stating the time and day you would like to book.  Please do give more than one time you would be available so that the team can allocate you a slot demanding on demand.

Bookings will be processed in the order they arrive by email and phone on a first come first served basis. Initially each student may only request one session until the demand for the service is established.

The reception team will return your email within 1 working day, confirming your time slot. When you arrive at College you must report to reception who will ask to see your negative test result and then give you a visitors page to access the library for your allotted session.

  • Meeting with a staff member

If you would like to book a meeting with a staff member, please email them directly and they will advise you of their availability. Additional meeting pods will be established on the lawn, so that meetings can be booked outside, should you and the staff member prefer.

Please note this programme of events will only be rolled out as long as the government confirm that they are continuing with the roadmap targets for 17th May 2021. If the guidance changes at any time, this programme will also have to change and you will be notified.

We are very much looking forward to seeing students once again on campus.