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Durham University

University Library

Users accompanied by children policy

As part of our inclusive welcome to our Libraries, children are allowed in when accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Children need to remain with their parent/guardian and should not be left unaccompanied.

Rules and regulations of the Library and University apply to all our users and visitors. These include appropriate use of quiet and silent study areas, use of IT equipment and Wi-Fi network.

Covid-19 practice:
Currently our policy is that to come into the library you must have a booked slot, either for stay and study or browse and borrow.

Stay and Study
Our stay and study spaces are for single use only. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate external visitors and users, including accompanied children, into the Library to use study spaces or computers.

Browse and Borrow
If you are accompanied by children or dependents, you can choose to remain in the reception area and, subject to staff availability, our staff will be pleased to collect any books for you. (It may not always be possible to offer this) If you would prefer to come in with your children you are very welcome to do so.

We will need to record your name and ID in our visitors' log, along with the number of children. You will still need to enter by swiping the gates with your campus card, but library staff will open the gate for your children to enter. This is to support our track and trace responsibility.

Please ensure hand hygiene, one-way routes, distancing, face coverings for children over 11 and our other Covid-secure measures are followed at all times.

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