Over the coming weeks, the Library will begin a process of reopening spaces and resuming physical services in a phased and gradual manner based on the government roadmap. Our top priority will be the health and safety of Library staff and readers. Here is a brief overview of the resumption plan from the Librarian and College Archivist, Helen Shenton:
The resumption process will be spread over five distinct phases. Each phase will last a minimum of three weeks, but transition from one phase to the next will only take place following a thorough review, in light of the evolving national position and the government’s COVID-19 guidelines.
The re-opening will commence on a modest scale with one floor of Kinsella Hall in the Ussher Library on June 29th, followed by the Berkeley, Lecky, Ussher, Hamilton and John Stearne libraries on July 20th. Access to all Library reading rooms (as well as the Book of Kells exhibition), will resume on August 10th. In the meantime, several new services will be introduced from June 29th, including ‘Click and Collect’, 'Scan on Demand’ and a book postal delivery service to support researchers working from home.
In implementing Trinity’s overall health and safety guidelines and HSE guidelines, the Library is working with the University’s Estates & Facilities, Health & Safety, Security, House Keeping and HR departments to ensure a safe environment for work and study.
A series of safety protocols will be implemented, including:
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