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The Archibald Hay Café is now open Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm and Friday 10am-5pm.

The library is currently Open

Applications and entrance to External Access Scheme members, guests and visitors is currently Suspended. 

Monday8:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Last entry to the Library is 15 minutes before the published closing time.

Latest News:

The Drill Hall library will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August but we will be open for the staff and students of the Universities at Medway from Tues – Fri, 9am – 5pm and you will now be able to freely access the book stock and use study spaces in each of the library zones.

Our Click and Collect service will cease from Friday 28th August you can still place reservations on books from the catalogue that are not currently available on our shelves.

From Monday the 7th September our opening hours will be Monday to Friday 8am – 9pm and 9am – 5pm at weekends
We have been working hard to ensure we have the maximum physically distanced study spaces available across each of the library zones with access PCs and printing and scanning. There will be no access to study rooms or teaching rooms.

Before you travel, please be aware of the following advice:
1. You will be required to wear a face covering whilst in the library (unless exempt)
2. Don’t forget to bring your University ID card. You will need it to enter the library and to borrow books or collect any reserved books.
3. You will be required to use the hand sanitisation station at the entrance before entering the library and wipes will be available for you to wipe equipment before use.
4. Printing and scanning services will be available with the exception of poster printing.
5. Laptop loans will not be available.
6. As per Government advice, access and contact information of staff and users may be shared with NHS Test and Trace
7. Please bring your own refreshments as our café is closed until 14th September.

Drill Hall Library Virtual Support
Library & IT Service Desks in the library will remain closed at present but we are working towards being able to safely open these in the future. For any general library enquiries or questions about your library account, email us on dhl-feedback@gre.ac.uk.
IT enquiries will continue to be responded to remotely via dhl-ITsupport@gre.ac.uk
Librarian support If you need a specific support or book a 1:1 virtual appointment email dhl-librarians@gre.ac.uk.

From Monday 10th August we will be extending our opening on Monday to Friday to 9am – 5pm for the staff and students of the Universities at Medway only. There will be no access to book stock but we are still offering a Click and Collect service to allow you to order the books you need and you can also return the books you currently have on loan. We have a number of study spaces available to allow you to access PCs and printing.

Before you travel, please be aware of the following advice:

  1. You will be required to wear a face covering during your time inside the library.
  2. Don’t forget to bring your University ID card. You will need it to enter the library and to collect any reserved books.
  3. Hand sanitisation stations are at entrances and wipes will be available.
  4. Limited printing and scanning services will be available (no poster printing).
  5. Laptop loans will not be available.
  6. As per Government advice, access and contact information of staff and users may be shared with NHS Test and Trace
  7. Please bring your own refreshments as our café is currently closed.

Drill Hall Library Virtual Support

The Library & IT Service Desks in the library will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

For any general library enquiries or questions about your library account, email us on dhl-feedback@gre.ac.uk.

IT enquiries will continue to be responded to remotely via dhl-ITsupport@gre.ac.uk

If you need a specific Librarian support or book a 1:1 virtual appointment dhl-librarians@gre.ac.uk.

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