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Last resorts, library closures and special arrangements

Last updated: 3rd April, 2020

All libraries are supplying as normal unless listed below.  However please assume response times from any library may be slower. 

For SWIMS Network libraries:

  • Please email both Jenny Toller and the SWIMS Network administrators if your status changes, and this list will be updated. Other statues might include
    • Can supply hard copy and electronic stock but still last resort
    • Can supply only electronic stock and contact is via email only
    • Cannot supply at all until further notice.
  • Please ask end users to identify any genuinely urgent requests, please manage their expectations, and please use BL or reprints desk more readily.
  • Note that due to the current unusual circumstances, the BL can supply unencrypted copies of Library Privilege articles on request

 

CGH
No longer able to provide books on ILL. Articles requests are fine.
EJCWe can supply online materials and one member of the team will visit WOT once a week to deal with any post or book requests. Book requests will take longer than usual.
EXE
Virtual service – can’t offer print books or journal articles, but will do our best to supply material electronically where possible.
(For book stock check http://lib.exeter.ac.uk/search~S6/X)
GRH
No longer able to provide books on ILL. Articles requests are fine.
H04, H05, H07, H11, H16, H18Virtual service only (i.e. unable to supply printed journal articles or books)
H27
Last resort until further notice.
H34, H38Virtual service only (i.e. unable to supply printed journal articles or books)
HGM
Closed until further notice and not able to supply.
(After re-opening, for book stock see http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
select Health Care Libraries – Horton General Hospital)
HSL
Can supply only electronic stock and last resort.
All items now have a due date of 31 July 2020.  Please don’t return any books to us as the buildings are closed.
I01
Limited virtual service
LIT
Reduced service – online resources only – not able to supply book stock or print journals
MKUH
Virtual service only
MPHRunning a largely virtual library service. We are not issuing or returning books or processing ILL book loans until further notice.
NBSLast resort – 5 day turnaround.
NDH
We are no longer able to provide books on ILL. Articles requests are fine.
NOCClosed until further notice and not able to supply.
(After re-opening, for book stock see http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
select Health Care Libraries – Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre)
OXU:KCClosed until further notice and not able to supply.
OXU:JRClosed until further notice and not able to supply.
PLYCan supply only electronic stock and also last resort.
PPHCan supply only electronic stock and contact is via email only.
RBH
Virtual service only
RCH
Currently unable to provide book loans, though we can provide chapters if necessary and we will send books if required for clinical need.  Journal requests are currently still okay for print journals, though may take longer than usual to be processed.
SCAS
Last resort until further notice.
For South Central Ambulance Service, please apply to PLY Plymouth (Discovery Library). Please state it is a SCAS request when applying.
SLHCurrently unable to provide book loans, though we can provide chapters if necessary and we will send books if required for clinical need.   Journal requests are currently still okay for print journals, though may take longer than usual to be processed.
SMDCan supply only electronic stock and contact is via email only
STRWe can supply online materials and one member of the team will visit WOT once a week to deal with any post or book requests. Book requests will take longer than usual.
SWASFTLast resort until further notice.
For South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust, please apply to PLY Plymouth (Discovery Library). Please state it is a SWASFT request when applying.
TOR
Virtual service only
W01Can supply only electronic stock and contact is via email only
W11
Virtual service only
W13
Can supply only electronic stock and contact is via email only
W18
Can supply only electronic stock and contact is via email only
WARN
Reduced service – online resources only – not able to supply book stock or print journals
WLL
Reduced service – online resources only – not able to supply book stock or print journals
WOTWe can supply online materials and one member of the team will visit WOT once a week to deal with any post or book requests. Book requests will take longer than usual.
WXM
From 27 March all services (including virtual online services) will cease until further notice
YDH
Aren’t doing book ILL only electronic articles