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Library to re–open gradually to the public through new online booking system

From Tuesday 21st September, the RCB Library will reopen to the public on a phased and gradual basis, commencing initially with Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. As it is no longer possible to facilitate unscheduled visitors, and to avoid any disappointment, visitors wishing to view archives and manuscripts, or spend time reading from the printed collection, must have a pre–booked seat in the reading room in advance of their visit, through a new online booking system available here: https://www.supersaas.co.uk/schedule/RCB_Library/Book_a_Reading_Desk

Visitors may reserve either a morning slot (10am–12.30pm) or afternoon slot (2.00pm–4.30pm) to secure access to the Reading Room.  Note that booking for a given week opens at 9am on the Friday of the previous week and there is no need to reserve a desk if just borrowing or returning books.

The booking system allows visitors to maximise their time in the Library, as up to five items may be ordered in advance to be ready for viewing on arrival. Further details about the reservation system and how it interacts with the Library’s lists may be viewed here: https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/rcb-library/desk-reservation-system

A helpful instructional video on the new reservation system can be viewed here: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crQ2orV6cBS

For the coming academic term, Thursdays will be set aside for students at the Theological Institute and other Members of the Library to gain access to the printed collection only. Click and Collect will remain in place for those unable to travel to the Library for printed materials:   https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/rcb-library/catalogues/click-and-collect

These arrangements will be reviewed and revised in coming weeks, and it is anticipated that further slots will become available in October as society begins to reopen further. Further information will be posted on the Library website. Booking for the 21st and 22nd of September opens this Friday the 17th September at 9am.

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