Library and IT services for visitors


The Templeman Library welcomes visitors. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we've had to adapt and reduce our services temporarily. Please see an outline of our current services for visitors below.

COVID-19 update, 9 September

The Templeman Library is open with limited services. We're reviewing these regularly, so they are subject to change. See our opening times.

We have safety and hygiene measures in place according to Government guidelines, including:

  • a limit on the number of people in the library
  • restricted study space and printing facilities
  • no Visitor PC.

Library access

We can only admit visitors if you have a valid library membership (KentOne) card.

Membership applications

Unfortunately we're unable to accept applications for membership, or membership renewals at the moment.

If you have borrower membership, we will of course not count our recent closure as part of your membership period.

SCONUL Access scheme

The SCONUL Access scheme has been temporarily suspended by SCONUL.

While the scheme is suspended, no libraries will be able to grant any access to SCONUL members. As a result, we have no choice but to suspend your access to the Templeman Library and your ability to borrow any additional books from Monday 14 September.

You don’t need to return any books you’ve borrowed from us, unless your account expires or someone else reserves a book you have on loan. If this happens, you’ll receive an email with the date by which you have to return it. 

Access to books and resources

As a borrower member, you can access the bookshelves to get any books you need, but please follow our safety guidelines.

Our Special Collections and Archives reading room is closed, but you can access many of our collections online.

Increasingly, academic works are published Open Access, which means they are free to use and share. Follow our advice on how to find legitimate Open Access versions of scholarly articles and books.

Visitor IT Accounts

Find out about visitor IT Accounts, what they offer and who can get one.


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