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AIT Library Response to COVID-19

This Guide brings together all of AIT Library's information on remote and onsite services during Covid-19 for staff & students.

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Service Update April 2020: Library operations are being reviewed weekly. At the moment the library study spaces will remained closed for pre-booking of seats. All other services are operating online including Live Chat, Classes & Clinics, email support, 1:1 consultations on Teams or Zoom. Students and staff can access physical book collections by using Click & Collect.

Refersher Sessions: See our programme for Refresher Sessions next week, Monday 12th - Friday 16th April 2021: https://ait.libguides.com/covid/semester1#s-lg-box-15431239 

Alternative Study & Computer access on campus: Students who are on campus for essential practical work can use the Open Access Lab on AIT Main Campus for computers and study space. Open Access hours are 9am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-3pm Friday. No booking required but all students must fill out the Campus Contact Tracing Form from the 'Quicklinks' of the AIT website: https://www.ait.ie/

CLICK & COLLECT services are available with pick-up onsite: 

From Monday 12th April: Monday - Friday 11am-1pm and Tuesday & Thursday 4pm-5.30pm

Please contact library@ait.ie. The library team are available to support students and staff online through chat or book a consultation through the library email.

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SEMESTER 2 SERVICES

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24 Hour Online Access

All electronic collections are available to students, researchers and staff through the Library website. Use the Library's Click & Collect Service to put items on hold for pick-up or contact us if you need another format of delivery. Scan & Deliver will be available again from next week. 

Onsite: When onsite, all library users must have an AIT staff or student card to enter the library, wear face-coverings and adhere to all Covid-19 safety measures. 

This guide provides updated information on our onsite and online services for Semester 2 2021. Contact library@ait.ie with any questions.

KEY COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES AND SPACE & SERVICE UPDATES: 

  • All Library Users are required to wear a face-covering when in Library spaces and adhere to AIT COVID-19 safety precautions while on AIT Campus. Full details here: https://www.ait.ie/campus-updates/ 

  • Staff, students or visitors experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should not visit Library spaces. Sanitation Stations outside and throughout Library spaces should be used regularly and properly to ensure the safety of all Library Users and Staff. 

  • Library users will enter through the left hand side door in the Library foyer and follow the one-way system in place within the Library.

  • Library users will need their student or staff card to enter and exit the Library space to monitor numbers and facilitate contact tracing - data maintained for 4 weeks, student number only. No visitors can be welcomed onsite during Level 5.

  • Sanitation Stations are available to students outside and within the Library spaces for study desk and hand hygiene. 

  • For the Library Print Room and the new Nursing Collection area, a maximum of 4 students can be in the space at a time. 

Follow AIT on TwitterFacebook & Instagram for the latest updates.Wear a mask or face covering, bring your student card and scan for entry and exit, one way - follow the one-way system in library spaces, book your (socially distanced) computer space, book onsite or via Chat, new online booking coming soon, New live chat with your librarians from Monday 14th September, use sanitation stations for study spaces and hand-hygiene, book your (socially distanced) study space, online booking starting Monday 14th September, Talk to the Library Team for support at the Issue Desk, Full Book collections accessible onsite and e-books online, Book drop box - return all books to the book drop box in the library foyer for 72 hour quarantine, library live sessions - new schedule of onsite and online information skills sessions.  Got feedback on the library's semester 1 plans?  We want to hear from you!

* Original Guide structure adapted from RCSI Library; guide content and additional elements by AIT Library.