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Last resorts, library closures and special arrangements

Last updated: 10th September, 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 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

 

BBH Cannot supply print items but are operating as a virtual service and are happy to provide PDF copies of our e-journal holdings.
CGH
Electronic journal requests will be processed as normal. ILL book requests are possible but will take longer as we are only visiting once a week at the moment.
CLN Now staffed two days a week and can supply print books and journals. Response times may be a bit slower than usual as we’re not yet staffing the library full-time.
EJC

We 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)
H04, H05, H07, H11, H16 Virtual service only (i.e. unable to supply printed journal articles or books)
H18

We are back on site, staffed Mon-Fri and able to supply books and articles from printed journals.

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
Virtual service only until April 2021
LIT
We continue to offer limited services owing to limited staffing on site – we can supply books and articles from stock but there may be a longer turnaround than usual.
MKUH
MKUH is staffed Monday – Friday and we continue to offer a full service. Please note there may be a longer turnaround than usual.
MPH MPH is now staffed daily on a rota basis, and we’re now in a position to be able to fulfill book requests from other libraries again.
Cheddon Lodge is temporarily closed; we are not currently able to fulfill books requests from this collection.
NBS Last resort – 5 day turnaround.
NDH
Now able to offer book loans as well as articles.
NOC 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 – Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre)
OXU:KC Closed until further notice and not able to supply.
OXU:JR Closed until further notice and not able to supply.
PLY Electronic holdings only for journals. Print book stock last resort. All short loans not for ILL.
PPH Now staffed two days a week and can provide all items but with delays.
RBH
RBH is open, with book and journal requests being accepted. Though it may take longer than usual for book and print journal requests to be processed.
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.
SLH 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.
SMD From Monday 3rd August until further notice Southmead Hospital will be providing a Virtual Library Service only.
STM Now able to offer book loans as well as articles.
STR

We 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.

SWASFT Last 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.
W01 Can now supply hard copy and electronic stock.
W11
Last resort until 1st October.
W13
Cannot supply print items but operating as a virtual service and happy to provide PDF copies of our e-journal holdings.
W18
Now staffed one day a week and can supply print books and journal articles. Response times may be a bit slower than usual as we’re not yet staffing the library full-time.
WARN
We continue to offer limited services owing to limited staffing on site – we can supply books and articles from stock but there may be a longer turnaround than usual.
WLL
We continue to offer limited services owing to limited staffing on site – we can supply books and articles from stock but there may be a longer turnaround than usual.
WOT

We 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
Can supply hard copy and electronic stock but still last resort.
YDH
Now able to offer book loans as well as articles.