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Room bookings: a new Outlook

In Libraries, we’re always looking at ways to improve our processes, and make accessing our resources and using our space as easy as possible. Over the past few years, we’ve had a lot of feedback about our system for booking individual and group study rooms. Students have told us the system we use isn’t user friendly, and that …

Take a break in libraries and game away your stress

We’ve got help yourself, use within libraries, games and activities available from Monday 14 January until the end of January. The games have been selected to suit each library, whether it’s Hallward, George Green, Greenfield, James-Cameron Gifford, Business or Djanogly LRC. Anyone can use them, all we ask is that you are mindful of others studying …

Djanogly LRC joins 24/7 library opening from Monday 26 November

Djanogly LRC on Jubilee Campus will join Hallward and George Green Libraries in opening 24/7 on 26 November. All three libraries will remain 24/7 until the end of term on 14 December. How to find a library space As most of you will be aware, the libraries are experiencing one of our busiest times of …

Our libraries will open for longer in 2018-2019

Great news! This year we are opening our libraries for longer than ever before! When we asked you last year what you wanted from library opening times, you said; more 24/7 for George Green Library, more 24/7 in a library on Jubilee Campus and more coverage of medical and vet student exams. As a result …

Summer Reads 2018

Summer is in full swing and maybe you are struggling to find a good read… Fret not! Library staff have selected some of their favourites (all available in the UoN Libraries – you can find these and many more using our resource discovery tool NUsearch) for your delectation. Carol Hollier, Teaching & Learning Support Team One …

Libraries photo competition: The winners!

In May 2018 we set you the challenge of capturing, in photographic form, something you love about our libraries. Over 150 of you took up the challenge and entered our Libraries photo competition. The judging process was extremely tough. On the plus side, we were inundated with loads of truly wonderful images of our library …

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 …

Multimedia collections in University of Nottingham Libraries

University of Nottingham Libraries has a wealth of free multimedia services that can be used by students and staff. If you just use YouTube or Netflix to find films or documentaries, then you’re missing out on valuable material that will both enlighten and entertain. This post highlights 3 of these services: DVD collection Box of …

Student research showcase

Following the success of the Graduate School’s annual student research showcase, we thought we’d mount a scaled-down version in our libraries. And we’re pleased to say we have several prize winners involved! Babies: How big is too big? We’ll be displaying posters that bring to life research undertaken by students from across the University. The …

The new Leisure Reading Collection at Greenfield Medical Library

We have a new leisure reading collection in the Greenfield Medical Library. Libraries, Research and Learning Services (LRLR) have created this new collection  to support student well-being and broaden student horizons. Drawing on the ideas behind Bibliotherapy , the concept that reading can be an effective way to relieve stress, this new pilot collection aims to support …