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Getting started in libraries 2018/19

Welcome to our new students, and to all of our returners it’s lovely to see you again. We’ve had a busy summer getting ready for the start of the 2018/19 academic year. This blog has some helpful tips on getting started, as well as what’s new. Getting started First up  – our Week 1 to Week …

Finding study space and support during exams

With the Beast from the East now a distant memory, spring bulbs popping up across campuses and (finally!) some sunshine and blue skies, it’s time to start planing for the Summer exam period. In Libraries we know how hard it can be to find a space to study during exam season. We also appreciate it …

UoN Libraries Easter opening and borrowing services

The end of the Spring term is on 23 March, our library opening times will change for the vacation and also over the Easter Bank Holiday. Some of our borrowing services will also alter as a consequence of Easter closure days. The last day of term is Friday 23 March which signals the end of …

Finding study space and support during exams

Picture the scene. On your way to campus the Indigo bus sprays you with a torrent of muddy water, so you have to go back home to change. When you finally arrive at the library, there are no spaces left (those helpful space availability boards near the entrances are spotted with red dots). The question …

UoN Libraries Christmas opening and changes to borrowing services

The countdown to Christmas in the University of Nottingham Libraries begins! We’ve got news about our extra opening between Christmas and New Year and how we’ve tailored some of our borrowing services to help everyone to get fair access to books over the Christmas Vacation. Christmas opening arrangements The end of the first term falls …

24/7 Library Opening 2017-2018

All of our big six libraries are now open for their last period of 24/7 opening for this academic year, the end dates for libraries will differ according to when the core exam periods close for their faculty areas. We’d like to wish all students good luck with their revision and exams. 24/7 coverage Our …

What’s new in Libraries for 2017/18?

Welcome back to your University of Nottingham libraries for 2017/18. We’ve got some exciting news to share with you about changes and improvements in our libraries and the services we provide. More Books! Students can now borrow more books at the same time, all students and academics can have 60 print books, plus 2 short …

Ready, Set, Go!! How to get started in libraries for new students

Welcome to all our new students! Your exciting University journey has begun and we would like to welcome in joining our library community. We’ve pulled together some helpful tips on how to get ready, set yourself up, and get going in your first weeks here at the University of Nottingham. Ready… Do complete your University …

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 …