Using University Library during the pandemic and Covid 19 restrictions

Making resources available at the Library

Using University Library during the pandemic and Covid 19 restrictions. 

Making resources available on site at the Library

Following a decision taken by the authorities of Adam Mickiewicz University,   some library services have been made available for AMU staff members, AMU doctoral students and students.  Library materials can be accessed on-site at the Library controlled by strict sanitary regime in accordance with approved guidelines set up by the Ministry of Development and the Chief Sanitary Inspector for the functioning of libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic in Poland.

  1. Publications from the reference collections of reading rooms, journals and items marked ”for reference only” from the stack room at 38/40 Ratajczaka will be made available on site. Publications that can be checked out and those that are currently located in the stack rooms outside the library will not be made available in the reading rooms.
  2. Requests for publications from the stack room and reference collections in the reading rooms, if available, must be placed electronically and sent to the following email address: czyt@amu.edu.pl. Five volumes at the maximum can be requested at a time (from all locations). Requests for more than five volumes will be automatically reduced to no more than five volumes. Requests should include: author’s name, title, date of publication and call number (for books) and title, date of publication, year’s issue/volume, number, call number (for journals).
  3. Parts of ordered publications can be copied using scanning services available at the Library or saved on USB flash drives. Requests for selected chapters can be also placed electronically. Requests for scans may be sent to the ”Request a Copy” service via electronic amu.edu.pl
  4. Before placing your request please check the status of your library account (Reader’s Account tab). The account should be active (i.e. should have been activated this academic year, with no due fines, as it is outlined in the Rules and Regulations for the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan library and information system.
  5. As before, library registration or activation of the library account can be done online. e – go to “Konto czytelnika” (Reader’s Account). All payments should be done electronically.
  6. Publications will be made available to readers for access from Monday to Friday from 11 am. to 1pm  and from 2 pm to 4 pm. This access is one time only for readers and can only be made available after receiving an email from the Library confirming the date and hour of your visit to the Library. Dates will be based on the first come first serve basis and will be subject to amendments depending on the number of requests sent by emails. This accounts for the fact that the Library cannot guarantee the dates that will be suggested by readers or book requested publications far in advance
  7. Following the regulations and guidelines on social distancing (including remaining at least 1,5 meter away from others at all times and the prescribed 15 square metres per one users) only ten users can be at the Library at a time.
  8. In line with the above regulations and guidelines, the Library cannot provide access to its computers. However, users can use their own laptops.
  9. After entering the Library, users are requested to disinfect their hands with hand sanitizers and report their visit at the porter’s lodge. Users should not forget about keeping social distancing measures (at least 1,5 meter) and stay within the specified ”User’s Space”. Sanitary precautions should be observed: the nose and mouths should be covered.
  10. After entering the reading rooms, users are requested to show their library card to the library attendant and take the seat indicated by the attendant. Requested library materials will be ready at hand, while users can have access to them for 2 hours at the maximum. All materials that have been made available in the reading rooms will be subject to a 3-day quarantine before being checked in and placed back into circulation. You can renew your request for the same publication only after placing a request by email. This prevents materials from being blocked by one person and makes them available to all users.
  11. Following the safety precaution guidelines the cloakroom is temporarily closed. Small lockers are provided. Please do not bring in any large personal luggage.

Circulation/checking-out books

Please be informed that starting on May 11, 2020 the Library has resumed limited circulation services for AMU staff, PhD students and students. Following a decision taken by the authorities of Adam Mickiewicz University, starting on June 24  the services have been made available for research workers, doctoral students and students of all higher education institutions affiliated with the Poznan Foundation of Scientific Libraries and research workers from: the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Western Institute, the Institute of National Remembrance, retired research workers of the aforementioned institutions and the Poznań-based libraries.

  1. Publications from the stacks at ul. Ratajczaka 38/40 as well as those from the book collection at Students’ Library will be available for check out.

Requests for publications from the stacks outside the Library, reference collections of the reading rooms and study rooms, as well as items marked ”for reference only”, will not be processed. Publications from the book collection from the stack room in ul. Ratajczaka that cannot be checked out can be copied for the aforementionewd group of users after a request is placed via an amu.edu.pl e-mail sent to the following address: zamowkopie.bu@amu.edu.pl.

  1. Publications can also be ordered online using the online catalogue using the Request a Book button.

Requests for publications from the collection in the Circulation Department (Student Library) can be placed via email, after checking their availability and sending a message to the following address: wypoz.bu@amu.edu.pl.

Five volumes at the maximum can be requested at a time (from both locations) Requests for more than five volumes will be automatically reduced to no more than five volumes

  1. Before placing your request please check the status of your library account (Reader’s Account) tab). The account should be active (i.e. should have been activated this academic year, with no due fines, as it is outlined in the Rules and Regulations for the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan library and information system available at: http://lib.amu.edu.pl/regulamin-i-oplaty/
  2. Library registration or activation of the library account can still be done online – go to “Konto czytelnika” (Reader’s Account). All payments should be done electronically.
  3. Requested publications will be available for check-out from Monday to Friday between 11 am. and 4 pm. Users will be informed about the materials ready for pick up either in  their library accounts [Konto czytelnika] and/or via email. Please check your account or mailbox for a message confirming your request before checking-out requested material.
  4. After entering the Library users should not forget about keeping social distancing measures (at least 1,5 meter). Sanitary precautions should be observed: the nose and mounths should be covered and disposable gloves used. Before any contact with library staff or at library service desks please cover your nose and mouth and use hand sanitisers.

Returning books to Library

Please be informed that books on loan from the stacks of the Library and the Students’ Library can be returned starting May 25,  2020.

  1. Returns of library materials can be done from Monday to Friday between 11 am. and 4 pm.
  2. All fines for overdue materials imposed before the library was closed should be paid electronically or with a card at the Library. Cash will not be accepted.
  3. The University Library have suspended recalls for the closure period at the University and will automatically renew books and no fines will be accrued during this time. A separate announcement will be given when fines are reestablished.
  4. After entering the Library users should not forget about keeping social distancing measures (at least 1,5 meter). Sanitary precautions should be observed: the nose and mounths should be covered and disposable gloves used. Before any contact with library staff or at library service desks please cover your nose and mouth and use hand sanitisers.
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