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Over £11,400 raised to support literacy projects!

Over the summer, we’ve been removing some final copies of low-use books from our libraries and stores in order to improve access to more relevant texts. We’ve worked with our academic community to make decisions about which titles to discard. In this blog post, we want to tell you a bit more about what happens …

Libraries are changing: A new way to borrow books

In April, University of Nottingham Libraries will be making changes to our library system. This is part of a major project to improve student experience. Some of this is about updating the way we lend books so that it’s more in line with what students tell us they want. It’s all about: Simplifying our processes …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …