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Library services and COVID-19

From 30 November, you must check in whenever you enter Casuarina or Palmerston campus Libraries by using the QR code on displayed posters or filling in a printed form available in the Library. 

Details about checking in to Alice Springs campus Library will be available shortly.

Please refer to COVID-19 advice for the CDU community for whole-of-university advice.

FAQs about Library services and COVID-19

Library rooms where groups of people can gather are open, with advice on how many people can be in the room.

Access to some print resources is affected by the closure of other university libraries and the closure of our Sydney campus Library.

  • Yes. The campus Libraries at Alice Springs, Casuarina and Palmerston are open. 

    The Library is committed to providing a safe space for everyone.

    You are still required to be 1.5m apart when in the Library space doing individual study. 

  • CDU Library is well organised to deliver the resources you need online. The majority of our resources are electronic and can be accessed wherever you are. Need help with eBooks?

    In addition to online resources, we have well-established support online as well. Check out our Subject guides if you want some assistance with finding resources for your assessment or our Referencing guide if you need to work on your references.

    You can book a Librarian for a 20 minute consultation if you need further help with searching for resources and referencing your assignments.

    • We have halved the number of chairs in the Library and designated half of our computers as not for use to maintain a safe distance between clients doing individual study.
    • There is a range of signs in the Library with information about how to stay safe through social distancing and good personal hygiene.
    • We have hand sanitiser placed near the entrances to all CDU Libraries and on each level of the Library at the Casuarina campus.
    • The bathroom amenities are well stocked with paper towels and soap.
    • The university has arranged for the contracted cleaners to wipe down all equipment and desks with sanitising spray as part of their daily routine.
  • If you want to return your item(s) by the due date, you can use the after-hours return chute on the outside of the Library building so that you don't come into contact with others. Use something protective to open the chute when depositing item(s).

    If you wish to extend your loan, access your Library account and renew your items, this should build in enough time to cover your self-isolation period. If you are unsuccessful, contact us.

  • Each of our campus Libraries has an after-hours return chute. You can return items there anytime.

Updated 30 November 2020