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Library support for self-isolating students

Information about library services which can support students who are self isolating.


Library support during self-isolation

You might find the following links to be helpful if you are self-isolating or quarantining upon arrival in Edinburgh. The Library Services Update page can provide you with more information about any changes to library services throughout the academic year. 


Using the library for online learning                                                       Find out about how you can use library resources for learning online. This page was developed with Online Students in mind, but contains advice and information which can be used for anyone studying remotely.
DiscoverEd Use the library's discovery tool to search our collections and find online resources. We have created a beginner's guide to DiscoverEd here (hosted on Microsoft Sway).
LibSmart Our self-enrol Learn course to help every student gain digital skills and practice using online library resources. Choose from LibSmart I: Your library research begins here, or LibSmart II: Advance your library research. 
Scan & Deliver You can request scans of a book chapter or journal article from our print collections to help support your studies while you are unable to visit campus. 
Library Orientation Guides If you've been unable to visit campus libraries due to self-isolation, these guides will provide an introduction to the sites and their resources to prepare you for your next visit. 
Academic Support Librarians If you need to talk to someone about accessing materials while self-isolating, contact the Academic Support Librarian for your subject. 
EdHelp Find answers to common questions and support topics using the self-help portal. 


University support during self-isolation

The University has a number of webpages and resources which may be helpful to you in finding support during your period of self-isolation. 


What to do if you've tested positive for Covid-19 This page provides lists of advice of what you should do if you have been in contact with or have received a positive test result for Covid-19.
Self-isolation support Guidance, advice and support for students self-isolating.
Activities and events Find out about the activities and events you can get involved in; the Events App offers an option to select events specifically for self-isolating students. Guides on how to stay connected during isolation are also available on this page.


Further Resources

New Student pages

Continuing your studies: Support with your studies

Covid-19 news