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Helping you to help yourself this assessment season

Welcome to everyone just starting with us and welcome back to everyone else tuning back in as another set of assignment deadlines hoves into view in the middle distance.  Ahead of the examination and assessment period, we wanted to remind

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Hello silence, my old friend

Do you hate crowds and find the Library increasingly taken over by folk whose idea of serious study seems to be to treat the Library like a giant coffee shop?  You are not alone, but there are still ways to

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Silence distractions with a text

Sometimes people can be most inconsiderate.  They talk when you are trying to concentrate, answer phone calls, listen to football matches played on their laptops… the list goes on.  It is for times (and people) like these, we offer a

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A review of student led change (in six parts)

Encouraging feedback we receive each year in the National Student Survey reassures us that we are getting most of the important things right and delivering the things that you most need and love.  Every year you tell us our eresources

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Where’s your space? Take our quiz and find out!

The Library offers many different study environments to suit you in whatever way you would like to study today.  Take this very brief quiz to help you find the best place in the library for what you want to do

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Introducing the Individual Silent Study Zone

The Individual Silent Study zone forms part of the second (top) floor of the library.  Its entrances are marked by purple pull-up banners.  In this zone, talking is not allowed, electronic devices have to be switched to silent mode, and

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Keeping the peace (or how not to have arguments)

The library can get very busy and nerves are easily frayed when people feel under pressure.  Even a whispered conversation can carry far and wide in a quiet, confined and echoey space.  At the other extreme, people working in splendid

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How close is too close?

“I really liked the library and the services available. It is comfortable and easy to use. The only thing is that it gets too crowded during peak times.” ~ past student feedback This year we restructured the Individual Silent Study

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A space apart for postgraduates

The library is an expansive and well furnished space but sometimes as a postgraduate you just want to get away from it all.  That’s where the Postgraduate Study Suite comes in.  Located in the far right hand corner of the

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Individual silent study redesigned around you

“I really liked the library and the services available. It is comfortable and easy to use.” You told us that “A lack of enforced quiet areas also makes it difficult to concentrate.”  We better arranged the study zones so when

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