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Library services available during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Find out what has changed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access our services during this time.

Access to our libraries and services

We're working hard to provide library services whilst ensuring the safety and welfare of our library users and staff. The nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means plans may need to be revised to adhere to changing government guidelines in the UK, Wales or in the Higher Education sector specifically.

All Cardiff University libraries are currently closed to members of the public. Our NHS library services are being delivered online and on site with some restrictions.

We are currently unable to offer the following services to members of the public:

  • visiting or studying in our libraries
  • membership to our libraries
  • walk in access to electronic resources service
  • SCONUL Access scheme

Information about library services for staff and library services for students is available on the intranet.

Information for members of University libraries

You must not visit any Cardiff University Library if you or someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19, such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of taste or smell.

You can borrow books using our Click and Collect service. Our borrowing books page gives information about Click and Collect and how to return your books.

Enquiry services

Enquiry services are available through Ask a Librarian live chat, by email at or by phone on +44 (0)29 2087 4818 between 09:00-21:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00-17:00 at weekends during semester time, and 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday during vacations.

Library services are closed on Bank Holiday Monday 30 August.