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Perry Library: Visiting the Library

Important Information about visiting the Perry Library

Perry Library is now open

See the Library opening hours

Visiting Havering Library 

There will be changes to how you access study spaces and safety measures in the building

  • You must wear a face covering to come into the Library unless exempt due to disability/health or other reasons  
  • We'll be opening up more spaces so all our floors and rooms will be open with the exception of the Group Rooms and pods.

  • However all floors will be reduced in capacity for social distancing purposes 

  • Staff on-site will be monitoring building occupancy and we will be operating a one in one out policy if the library is full

  • Book and DVD shelves - you can browse, use items, and borrow items as normal 

  • If you use books for study in the building but don't borrow them you will be required to place them on our quarantine book trolleys. Staff will remove these from the floor and return them to shelves after 72 hours quarantine

  • Return of items is still via our entrance book bin at present

  • Laptops are currently not available

  • Enquiry services are still online and by phone - our help desks won't be re-opening yet

All of these changes will be subject to continued monitoring. 


Your Responsibility

Before your visit to the Perry Library

You must read the Staying Safe On Campus guidelines.

If you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, are feeling unwell or have come into contact with anyone that has tested positive or thinks they have Corona virus do not come to the library or campus, seek medical advice immediately. 

During your visit to the Library
If you develop Covid-19 symptoms on campus,you must report to nearest reception straight away (reception will support and advise you) and then go home.

After your visit
If you develop Covid-19 symptoms within 14 days of having been on-campus, please report this to LSBU's Central Reporting Hub giving your name, student ID, and phone number. Details to follow.


When you arrive at the Perry Library

Please show your student ID card to our reception staff when you arrive. Once you have been admitted to the building, you will need to complete a Covid Track and Trace form. You can then enter the library, choose a suitable study space and browse and access books within the areas of the library that remain open. Please ensure that you follow all safety notices, wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times, wash your hands regularly, use the hand sanitiser provided, and keep at least 2 metres apart from all other people.

Cleaning materials will be provided for you to wipe down the surfaces and equipment in your study area before and after you use it. There will also be increased scheduled cleaning of the building by the cleaning team.


Water Fountains

The water fountains will be available for those who need drinking water but you must bring a water bottle or cup to fill from the fountain tap. No drinking directly from the fountain will be permitted.


Returning Books and DVDs You Have On Loan

We know many of you have books on loan from us which you no longer require and would like to return.

We're happy to say the Library is now able to take book returns and you can do this:

- By dropping books in the Book Returns Bin at the Perry Library entrance doors - this means you don't even need to come into the Library to return books. Library staff will be checking this returns bin regularly and removing any items from borrowers records.

- By post. You can returns books to us at the address below and Library staff will remove them from your borrower record.

Perry Library Book Returns

103 Borough Road



Please note - we will be quarantining all returned items for 3 days before returning them so don't worry if you see a delay before the item is removed from your library record.


If you have any questions about these services, please get in touch.

LSBU Library and Learning Resources Accessibility Statement

Havering Library​

020 7815 6607