External access to the Kimberlin Library has currently been withdrawn as part of our response to Covid-19. This means that we are not currently accepting walk-in visitors to our library, and we have also stopped printing new external membership cards. Access for our existing alumni, corporate and public reference / borrowing library members has also been withdrawn. These restrictions will be in place until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We have no estimated date for when access to the library by our alumni, the public or staff / students from other universities will restart. Our library will be operating at less than 50% occupancy for some time to come and until our usual occupancy levels resumes, at the point when we no longer need to socially distance in public buildings, we won't be able to offer study spaces or book loans to anyone other than our current staff and students. At this time, both Leicester City public libraries and Leicestershire public libraries have re-opened to visitors. They provide access to Access to Research which may be of use to you until our library re-opens.