LIV library’s operations under restrictions

LIV library's operations under restrictions

In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 disease, our library's operations have been placed under restrictions to help to limit personal contacts to what is absolutely necessary and to reduce the risk of infection.

Measures and regulations

The following measures and regulations apply until further notice:

  • Regular loan periods and fines will apply as of July 23, 2020
  • Book transportations across all four Library locations until further notice suspended
  • Book reservations will be processed as of July 13, 2020
  • Book loans and returns under certain restrictions possible. Click here for more information.

Library Services during Coronavirus

  • Book loans will be processed as requested items ready to collect from our pick-station or may be delivered via postal services
  • Library items may be returned via the self-return machine within the library or sent via postal services
  • New books will be primarily purchased as electronic content (e-books) as to allow a wider access to our customers
  • One-on-one counseling support, classes and trainings will be offered exclusively digitally via e-mail, telefone and video conference.
  • Partial opening of the Library on the Bildungscampus commencing 15th July

Borrowing and Returning

  • Loans and returns are still possible
  • Orderings can be placed via E-Mail: info@liv-bib.de
  • Please provide necessary information with your order such as name, registration number, title, author and signature of the book
  • Ordered books can be picked up at the LIV library on campus (Bildungscampus) via the automated loan station using the CampusCard
  • On request, loans can also be sent by postal mail to a desired address
  • The LIV building (Bildungscampus) is accessible for loans and returns via the 24-hour area (access is to the right of the main entrance).

Ordering and Searching

At the moment, we only ask you to make use of purchase suggestions and the ordering service for new print titles in case of an emergency; due to the current situation, we cannot guarantee prompt delivery

However, orders and purchase suggestions are still possible, please contact erwerbung@liv-bib.de

Electronic media can be searched via the online catalog or BOSS. For access to licensed electronic media you need to be connected via VPN or authenticate yourself to Shibboleth, further information is provided on the LIV-Website.

Access to Library and Library Services

Access to the Library is granted to all staff, students, researchers and guest users in possession of a valid library card, which may be presented to any of the Library staff members if so required.

Personal data of all persons accessing the library premises may be collected according to CoronaVO regulations in oder to allow backtracing if necessary.

A maximum of 150 persons per stay may be granted access to the library by one of our staff members.

Social distancing regulations, route guidance as well as the wearing of masks may be complied with at all times.

Book loans may occur exclusively via self-service machines on account of the valid library card. There will be no staff member to assist with book loans at the information desk on the ground level of the library.

Library items may be returned via the self-return machine within the library or sent by mail. Reserved items may also be collected from our pick-station.

LIV Library Opening Hours for the Bildungscampus

Access to the physical book collection within the Library on the Bildungscampus between 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

From now, access to the physical book collection is only possible after prior registration.

Book your access slot with an E-Mail to reservierung@liv-bib.de containing the following:

  • Last and first name
  • Student number/library ID Number
  • Desired day (bookings available on: Tue/Wed/Thu – from 2 – 8 PM) and time (for 30 Minutes)
  • at the latest 24 hours prior to the planned learning session (deadline: 2 PM)

Library e-mail confirmation: the timeslot will be assigned to you via e-mail. Make sure to present your confirmation to our staff member

Please note: on-site booking is not possible.

Our learning environments remain still out of reach for our customers. Library access is permitted as follows:

Tuesday         2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday    2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday        2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Customers are requested to restrain their presence within the premises of the Library to a maximum of 30 minutes per visit.

BOOK YOUR ACCESS TO OUR STUDY DESKS AND ROOMS

Which study desks and rooms may be booked?

  • Selected single study desks on the 2nd through 5th floor
  • study rooms for 2 person-teams
  • Learning environment on the 1st floor is off limits until further notice

How to book one of the study desks or rooms?

    • Last and first name
    • Student number/library ID Number
    • Desired day (bookings available on: Tue/Wed/Thu – from 2 – 8 PM)
  • Library e-mail confirmation: a study desk or room will be assigned to you via e-mail. Make sure to present your confirmation to our staff member who will lead you to your designated study desk or room.
  • Please note: on-site booking is not possible. All study desks and rooms may only be designated on account of a mail confirmation.

Study desks and rooms may be reserved:

  • at the latest 24 hours prior to the planned learning session (deadline: 2 PM)
  • at the earliest seven days prior to the planned learning session
  • a maximum of two days in a row

On-site rules and regulations:

  • A library contact form is to be filled and submitted to the library staff
  • All safety and hygiene measures are to be complied with: the wearing of a face-mask is compulsory within the library. The face-mask may be removed once the wearer is seated at their designated study desk.

Designated study-desks: each study desk may be assigned to one single person. Social distancing may be practiced at all times.

LIV Library Updates

We are working hard behind the scenes planning the safest way to return normal library services. This will happen in several phases starting with a partial opening schedule of the LIV Library located on the Bildungs Campus in the week commencing 15th July.

The other three Libraries located in Sontheim, Künzelsau and Schwäbisch Hall WILL REMAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Our customers may still benefit from the following services: „Reserve and Collect“; one-on-one counseling support.

All Universities on the Bildungs Campus apply restrictions to help limit personal contact in order to reduce the risk of infection at a minimum.

The Library promotes the usage of the vast digital collection of ejournals, ebooks and specialist online resources which can be accessed remotely via VPN-Client or Shibboleth.

Please check back for more details.

Contact us with any queries at: info@liv-bib.de.

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