What have we done to improve library access? Initially during the Covid-19 pandemic, the library had to close as part of the lockdown. We recognise the important of the library as both a study space and a source of vital resources for your degrees, and so we worked with the library and senior university staff to increase availability of the library while still ensuring it was a safe place to study in line with social-distancing requirments.
Prior to the pandemic, we have also seen the library increase the number of silent and group study spaces, with booking available during the busiest periods of use as well as reserved space in other buildings that can be used to study.
Library staff can also be texted so that you can anonymously report noise, including excessive noise in group student areas.
Some of you may remember having to renew books to avoid fines; this is no longer the case! Books are renewed automatically for you, unless they are requested by another student. You'll receive a notification if this is the case so that you can return the book on time. Short loans are also now three days instead of one day, with fines set to the same as other categories (and with automatic renewal in place). You can find out more at our Library page and if you have any other ways you'd like to see the library experience improve, why not Have Your Say?