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Important information regarding library services during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Sheppard-Worlock Library is open for pre-booked study spaces, browsing and the collection of requested books only. 

Study Spaces

Study spaces must be booked in advance via MyHope

Please observe the rules and guidance around social distancing, hand hygiene and face coverings which should be worn at all times when moving around the building, unless exempt. The Library is open for individual study only, there are no group study facilities available. In line with University guidance you are encouraged to have a Covid test before visiting the library.

Access to print books via Request & Collect

You can request copies of print books using the Request option on OneSearch. You will be emailed when they are ready to be collected. Your books will be wrapped in a bag and will be labelled with the first 3 letters of your surname and the last 4 digits of your ID number.  

The Sheppard-Worlock Library: Requested books can be collected from the Library vestibule through the main library entrance. You will need your ID card to swipe in. You should sanitise your hands and wear a face covering (unless exempt) and only enter if there is no one else there. If there is please wait outside until they leave. Once you have collected your books please leave. Books can be collected Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm.

Creative Campus Libraries: Staff retrieve requested books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during term and Tuesdays and Fridays during vacation. Books can be collected from the Student Success Zone. You will need your Hope ID card on campus. If you prefer to collect your books from The Sheppard-Worlock Library, please indicate this via the pickup location menu when placing your request. 

Postal Loans

If you are unable to come to campus to borrow books, they can be posted to you and can be ordered via the University's Online Store.

Please be aware that there is a cost of £4.00/book and you will also need to return all loans. For more information and a guide to placing an order please see Postal book loan

Inter-Library Loans

The British Library is now able to loan physical copies of books. For more information and to make a request please see Inter-Library Loans

Returning books

If you wish to return loans that you no longer need, you can do this via the Out-of-Hours book return bins in the folloiwng locatiions:

  • The Sheppard-Worlock library
  • The Student Success Zone on the Creative Campus
  • The Trinity Room at the Aigburth Park Campus (or Aigburth residential students)    

Books can also be returned to the library by posting them to the address below. We know that there is a cost involved and it is worth weighing the books and checking the price with different couriers. We advise that you use a service which provides proof of posting as books can be expensive to replace. If you have lost a book, you can buy a replacement copy, in good condition only, and have it posted directly to the Library.

Please email any queries to:

The Sheppard-Worlock Library

Liverpool Hope University

Hope Park

L16 9JD


The following information pertains to library services under normal, non-Covid conditions. 

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