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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 August 2021: Library team available on email & Live Chat 10am-4pm Monday-Friday to answer questions and offer support. Students & Staff can get 1:1 Zoom/Teams sessions with a Librarian.

Refresher Sessions: Drop into the Library Zoom Channel for Refresher Sessions. If you can't attend, sign up for the video recording to be sent directly to your email. View Scheduele, Link to Library Zoom & Book recording to your email: https://ait.libguides.com/covid/services 
See links below for other current services

Academic Staff: In preparation for September, academic staff can also check out our Preparing Reading Lists: Guide for Academics which will provide you with all the information you need to review our collections and our latest book and eBook purchases in your subject area.  

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

Continuing for August 10am-2pm Monday - Friday

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.

BOOK RETURNS available onsite in the Main Library & Nursing Building:

The Books can be dropped back in the Book Return Boxes outside the Library in the Main AIT Building and on Level 1 of the Nursing Building on the East Campus during building opening hours, Monday - Friday 9am- 5pm.

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SUMMER 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. 

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