NSK reopens for users under limited operating regime

Objavljeno 23.4.2020.

Based on a decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and after being closed since 19 March 2020 as a measure to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National and University Library in Zagreb is reopening for users on 27 April 2020, under a limited operating regime.

The Library’s opening hours from Monday to Friday will be from 8 to 15, and from 9 to 14 on Saturdays. The reading rooms on Floors 1, 3 and 4 will be available for study, while the user area on the Ground Floor, as well as the restaurant and café on Floor 5, will remain closed until further notice.

In order to ensure the effective implementation of the social distancing measures, the Library will limit the number of users to 200 at a time, and work in the reading rooms will be organised based on a safe seating arrangement indicated by special labels that will be placed on desks and that users will be expected to adhere to.

Users will also have to comply with all the recommendations issued by the authorised national bodies and accordingly frequently sanitise their hands, for which purpose a disinfectant will be made available at the entrance to and other parts of all user areas. In relation to the same measures, users will be urged to avoid using lifts with more than two persons already inside.

For the purpose of minimising the number of users entering the Library, it will be possible to return borrowed books as part of Drive-In Return, a new service that will be available from Monday to Friday from 10 to 14, at the entrance to the Library’s Digital Laboratory, NSK DigiLab, at the bottom of the flight of steps leading to the Library’s main entrance. Users will be able to return borrowed items by leaving them in specially labelled containers, upon which the attending librarian will take their data in order to notify them of the subsequent discharge of the returned item(s) from their account.

The Library is inviting its users to closely follow the Library’s official website and its profiles on social networks for all notifications regarding changes in the terms of use of the Library’s services occasioned by the measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.