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Last resorts, library closures and special arrangements

Last updated: 06 May 2021

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 LIB-SOUTH if your status changes, and this list will be updated as soon as possible. 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 BBH library now closed. All stock has been transferred to CLN.
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

We are now visiting the libraries once or twice a week and are happy to supply books to other libraries, although the service will be slower than usual.

H11 not currently staffed.

HGM

HGM are not staffed for the moment and we are not able to make scans for document supply.

For book stock see http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
select Health Care Libraries – Horton General Hospital)

This library is permanent last resort.

HSL Last resort until further notice.
I01

Now able to offer a small collection for loan.

For current book stock click here: https://www.iow.nhs.uk/Working-With-Us/oliveira-library/Book%20stock.htm

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

Last resort until further notice.

Cheddon Lodge is currently closed.  Book stock unavailable. 

NBS Last resort – 5 day turnaround.
NOC

NOC are not staffed for the moment and we are not able to make scans for document supply.

For book stock see http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
select Health Care Libraries – Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre)

This library is permanent last resort.

OXU:JR

OXU:JR are not staffed for the moment and we are not able to make scans for document supply.

This library is permanent last resort.

OXU:KC

OXU:KC are not staffed for the moment and we are not able to make scans for document supply.

This library is permanent last resort.

PLY Electronic resources only, unable to supply print.
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.
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 Staffed Tuesdays only; please treat as last resort until further notice.
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.
W11 Last resort until further notice.
W13 Electronic resources only, unable to supply print.
W18
Currently staffed one day a week so can supply print books but response time may be slower than usual. Can supply electronic resources.
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.