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Before you visit

Welcome back

To help keep everyone safe, we ask that if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with coronavirus, please do not come to the Library.

Please only visit the library if you have a booking to pick up an item using our click and collect service, are returning an item, or have booked study space. We are unable to offer any in-person support at the moment.

Please note that if requested to do so by a legitimate public authority Cranfield University will share your name, contact details and time of visit for contact tracing purposes to control the spread of COVID-19. If you have questions about this data sharing please email


Safe conduct: sanitising and social distancing

  • Please follow all directional signs and maintain social distancing.
  • Hand sanitiser and other cleaning materials will be available when you enter the building and on all floors. Please wipe desks and work areas before and after use.
  • Face masks do not need to be worn inside the building as long as you are able to keep a two metre distance from others.
  • Please bring your own food if you need it. You will be able to use the water coolers but please wipe them down with the disinfectant provided before and after use, wherever you touch them. 
  • You are not able to browse the print collection on our shelves.
  • There will be a limited number of Library staff available on site. More Library staff will be working remotely to continue to provide the services and support you need.
  • Click and collect:
    • Library staff will maintain clean hands and wear a face mask whenever handling books, so you can be sure they are safe to collect.
    • When you return items to the Library, they will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before they are removed from your account and available for the next customer.
  • Bookable study space - Seating capacity has been reduced. Please sit only in your designated seat and do not move furniture. You must wipe the desk before and after you use it with the cleaning products from the nearest sanitise station.

In-Library services

Find out more about the services currently available to you in the Library:

  • Click and Collect - Reserve print items from our collection then make an appointment to pick them up.
  • Book a study space - Seating has been reduced to meet social distancing guidelines.
  • Printing - The printers in Barrington Library are restricted to Library staff and customers with MoD laptops. Customers may email a reasonable number of documents for printing and collection from the click and collect shelves.