LLC COVID Update November 2020

Picture of board with COVID restrictions for Tier 3

Covid-19 levels in the population of Dundee City have increased and Scottish Government and University guidance has been clarified to require alignment of Library activities with the Tier 3 regulations. For the University Libraries this means making a few adjustments to ensure student safety and staff safety at this time.

The Library will continue to require:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in student areas, unless you are exempt in line with Scottish Government guidelines
  • Entry to all Libraries will require the scanning of your student card at the entrance for Government Test and Protect obligations
  • Study spaces to be booked in advance via the Desk Booking System
  • Social distancing of 2 metres must be maintained throughout the Library, which is reflected in the reduced building capacity. Chairs must not be moved and floor markers should be followed to reduce the risk of social contact.
  • Prior to printing, credit must be added on your Pay2Print account online. Instructions on how to add credit can be found here.
  • Food can only be consumed within the Café area

However, the following Tier 3 changes are being made:

  • Group study space will no longer be facilitated within the Libraries
  • Browsing the book shelves will require a timeslot to be pre-booked using our Desk Booking System. Look for ‘Zone’ > ‘Browsing book stock’
  • The Café area will not be accessible when the Café outlet is closed
  • We will be following the University’s COVID code disciplinary procedures where a ‘Yellow Card’ may be issued, upon non-attention to an initial warning of breaches of the above

We appreciate your patience and understanding in following our guidelines which are aligned to the Government guidance. This will ensure that we can continue to open the University Libraries for long opening hours and this that all local students have access to a private study environment, IT facilities and physical resources. 

Further guidance

If you have any questions relating to the above please contact the Library using our chat service or by emailing

You can also find a helpful video made by the University Librarian, Richard Parsons, showing what to expect when you visit the library in our September Update.