Library Study Booths Unavailable on Tuesday Morning, 2nd December

Pilkington library after refurbishment

The Study Booths on Library Level 4 will all be unavailable on Tuesday 2nd December for essential maintenance work. It is hoped that this work will be completed by the afternoon. During this time none of the booths will be available to book via our online booking system. Alternative study spaces are available in the Library, subject to booking.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Discover the Gone Girl with Club 790

gone-girl-400x400-imadu8yszepkzbvdClub 790, our student book club, will be meeting up before the Christmas vacation on Monday 8th December in the Library Staff Room at 7pm. The novel chosen for discussion this time is Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller Gone Girl.

All copies of the book have now been borrowed for the meeting, but you can still purchase it from Amazon or from local booksellers.

For more information, please contact Sharon Reid at the Library:, ext. 222403, or why not join the discussion on our Facebook page?

Library user satisfaction survey

Pilkington library after refurbishment Every three years, the Library does a user satisfaction survey and it would be great if you could find 5 minutes to complete the online questionnaire. If you fill in the survey, you will have a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. The survey will be available until the 19th December and can be found via this link:

If you have any questions please contact Dr Graham Walton (

RefWorks and APA Style 6th edition – Update, now fixed

There is a temporary glitch with the RefWorks APA Style 6th edition which results in the abstracts appearing with the bibliographic record. Until this is rectified by RefWorks you are recommended to either use Output Style Manager to change your style to the 5th edition or to manually delete the abstracts where they appear.

This has now been fixed.

Christmas loans 2014

self serviceWith Christmas rapidly approaching – where has the first term gone? – we have agreed the loan details for the Christmas vacation (below).

As in previous years, we have decided not to recall books over the Christmas vacation (although books with outstanding recalls will still only issue for one week).

Friday 5th December
All week/long loan items can be borrowed/renewed by the user for the Christmas vacation (apart from week & long loans for external users, which will stay the same).
The last recall emails will be sent out (giving anyone with a recalled book the chance to return it before the end of term on Friday 12th Dec).

N.B. If a hold request has other holds outstanding, the hold will only issue for one week NOT until the start of term.

Tuesday 23rd December
Short loan booking slot will run until 2.30pm on Monday 5th January

Monday 5th January
Normal recalls start again
Short loan booking slots revert to normal

Wednesday 7th January
Due date for 1st & 2nd year undergraduate books issued/renewed before Christmas

Friday 9th January
Due date for finalist & taught postgrad books issued/renewed before Christmas.
Due date for staff/researcher week loan items issued before Christmas

If anyone has any questions about this, please email Matt Cunningham, the Library’s Customer Services Manager ( )

Paris Pop Up Exhibition


The Gallery at the Fine Art Building is presently hosting an exhibition by Fine Arts students of artwork created in response to a recent study trip to Paris. Each item of work expresses the individual ideas and thoughts of the students with regards to the various culture/galleries that were visited.

The exhibition opens today and runs through until Thursday 27th November, with a private viewing being held tomorrow evening between 5-7pm. Admission is free.

Tales From the Archives

3348593733_21c393a667_oOur very own archivist Jenny Clark has delved deep into Loughborough’s past and written a couple of new articles for the Loughborough History & Heritage Network.

The Empire Bazaar & Christmas Fete 1922 explores the longstanding link between ‘town and gown’ in Loughborough and tells the story of the part townspeople played in establishing ‘the Grove’ as a hall of residence.

Radio Times at Lougborough continues a record of the Loughborough University Wireless Society, the groundbreaking telecommunications group formed by the Electrical Engineering Department back in 1920.

The Loughborough History & Heritage Network is a collaborative project between the University and the local community, funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund and hosted by the Department of Politics, History and International Relations (PHIR) in collaboration with Charnwood Museum. It aims to signpost historical events, local heritage organisations, and publications about Loughborough and Charnwood. To find out more, visit the site below.

Speech Bubble Returns

1958199_531061097007542_1135064194_nSpeech Bubble, Loughborough University Arts’ popular open-mic spoken word event, returns to the Student Union on Monday 1st December.

Headlining the evening will be cult performance poet and musician Attila the Stockbroker, supported, as always on Speech Bubble nights, by the very finest student wordsmiths that campus can offer.

The night kicks off at 7.30pm in the Cognito Bar in the SU Building. Admission is free to students and £3 for visitors.

Take the World by Storm this November

social storm

Students across the globe are invited to participate in a unique live collaborative online forum this Friday (21st November) to tackle pressing social issues.

Social Storm is 24-hour social hackathon will give you the chance to consider a range of global dilemmas spanning poverty, the environment, health, and education – whilst hoining your enterprise and employability skills

You’ll work as part of an international team and work simultaneously, brought together via video conferencing. To date, teams from 10 universities have signed up to the event which is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (17-23 November).

To find out more about the FREE event and sign up to take part, please visit the Social Storm website.