Physical Libraries: In line with the rest of the Bodleian Libraries, the Vere Harmsworth Library (the temporary home for the RSL) has closed until further notice. However, at the request of the OUH Trust our library at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Cairns Library at the JR remain open 24/7 but are unstaffed with all facilities available expect for access to book collections.
Book Loans: All book deliveries and loans have now ceased. Existing book loans will auto-renew until 19 June 2020 (in the first instance), and fines will be waived.
Online Access: The Bodleian Libraries has a wealth of online resources which are available to University members even though our physical library spaces are closed – details can be seen at http://bit.ly/BodleianOnline
Searching, Training, Help and Advice: Our expert Outreach and Subject Librarians can provide information skills training and advice via telephone, Skype, Teams and other online platforms. We have expanded our Live Chat service, available 9am–7pm every day from Monday 23 March, available from our website, LibGuides or SOLO. Remote assistance from expert library staff is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (staffed weekdays, 9am–5pm).
Our Outreach Librarians continue to provide in-depth literature and evidence searches in support of MSD research and clinical care (email email@example.com).
Ebooks: We are continuing to significantly expand our collections of online textbooks with new purchases of individual titles and via temporary access to entire collections. For example, we now have access to the LWW Health Library ebook collection (https://lwwhealthlibrary.com /) and have recently loaded 1,500 new eBooks into SOLO, with more coming every day this week.
Our teams have already checked MPLS reading lists and “hotlists” of heavily borrowed items for online availability. However, over and above this we are very happy to receive recommendations – please email recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org (MPLS).
3D printing and VR equipment loans: Unfortunately it has been necessary for us to suspend the RSL’s 3D printing service and VR equipment loans until further notice.