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US Library fact-finding trip

By Beth Massey, Education Officer, Students’ Union Last year, I was invited to travel on an exploratory visit to the United States with Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) Director, Caroline Williams and Associate Director for Customer Service, Sue Storey. Covering three cities and four quite different universities, we were looking for innovative approaches to …

Help finding study space during exams

Picture the scene. Your alarm fails to go off and on your way to campus the Indigo bus sprayed you with a torrent of muddy puddle water so you had to go back home to get changed. You finally arrive at the library to find that there are no spaces left to study (those helpful space boards …

Top tips for maximising your library time during exams (by a librarian)

So, exams are on the horizon. You need to get started on revision, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. From the myriad distractions of Halls, to the lure of daytime telly and all those little jobs that suddenly ‘need’ doing, getting your head into the books can seem daunting. Sound familiar? It’s time to hit the …

Have your say in the Library Survey 2016

Our annual library survey will run from Monday 28 November to Monday 12 December and we would really like to hear from you. With over 2.2 million visits to our 8 libraries each year we know we are popular, but without your feedback we cannot improve our service or make your experience better. Our survey offers …

Christmas Opening and Borrowing

Things work a little differently over the Christmas period in the libraries. Read on to make sure you’re fully clued up about our opening times, borrowing periods and recall policy.                   Opening times Hallward George Green DLRC Business Greenfield Medical James Cameron Gifford Now- 16  December 24/7 …

Make the most of the new George Green Library

The new George Green Library is now complete! To help library users – new and returning – find their way around, lookout for the boards at each entrance of the library indicating how busy the library is, and where space and help is available. More than just a library There are a number of features …

A satisfying result – National Student Survey

The results of the latest National Student Survey (NSS) are in! Everyone within Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) here at The UoN is chuffed to discover that student satisfaction with our libraries has increased again, for the second year running, and now stands at an all-time high. Analysis of the latest NSS results shows that satisfaction with …

Study Anywhere: Study Here

As you well know it’s that time of year already- Exam time! So finding the right place to study is important. However, there can often be obstacles to getting down to some serious revision, such as not being able to find that perfect study spot in the library. What you might not know is that …

#loveyourlibrary

Did you know that last week (5 – 9 October 2015) was National Customer Services Week? We asked for your feedback on what you think we do best in the libraries to celebrate NCSW. All of your comments were brilliant! Here’s a selection of some of the nicest comments written on the post it note …

Let there be (coloured) light… and coffee!

  If you stand at these (almost!) all-singing, all-dancing iDesk machines on Level A of the new George Green Library, you can watch the inner workings of the PC whirring away while you merrily type your document or stare at a web page.  These Short Stay PCs are available to all (no booking required) for …