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During the academic year (1 October 2020 till 15 June 2021), the Main Library will open as follows:
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 12:15
Library COVID-19 RegulationsThe physical study spaces within the Library are open to all staff and students during the Library’s opening hours.
The number of simultaneous patrons within the various reading halls is currently limited in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by the Public Health Authorities to ensure social distancing.
Kindly note that no group work will be allowed.
- should wear face masks or visors at all times whilst using the Library
- will have their temperature checked and those with a temperature above 37.2°C will not be allowed to enter the premises
- should use sanitiser on entrance; desks, IT workstations and other service devices should ideally be cleaned with an effective sanitising agent before and after use
- are encouraged to use the Library's online resources; nevertheless, all print material can be consulted by patrons.
Books returned will be kept in quarantine for a period of 72 hours prior to being placed back on their respective shelves.
A Library staff member will keep a record of attendance.
This semester all sessions will be held online via Zoom.
Further information and the timetable are available on the Library website.
Book one of our training workshops to learn more about:
HyDi: One stop search gateway to both print and online Library resources, and your Library account.
RefWorks: Software used to create citations and compile bibliographies in your chosen output style.
OAR@UM: UM’s institutional repository that serves as a platform for authors and researchers wanting to upload their research output for open access.
Introduction to the LibraryNew to the Library? This session is for you!
It covers general information about the Main Library, its departments and the services it offers, instructions on how to find, borrow and return books and basic training on the Library Online Catalogue.
Short talks about useful tips and online tools that can assist you with your assignments and dissertations.
- Talks will focus on the following subjects:
- Digital Libraries
- Building Search Queries
- Alternatives to Google Scholar
- Evaluating your sources
- Tips on note-taking
- Library behind the scenes