Thank you for the suggestion about the need for more toilets in the Library. In 2013, as part of the refurbishment, the number was increased from 20 to 39. At exam times, the Library building is especially heavily used, including the bathrooms! Your suggestion has been noted and will be taken into account when further opportunities arise to improve the Library building.
These units are being replaced during the colder winter period as the cooling units are not deemed as necessary so much at this time. It is hoped the Library will be able to have a more stable temperature once these poorly performing units have been replaced.
This work is expected to be finished by Friday 17th April. It is not anticipated that this work will cause much noise or disruption to the Library in general as it will be carried out via the loading bay at the rear of the building. However the access road between the Library and the entrance to the Village Bar may be blocked at times while the contractors carry out the work.
The Sock Gallery in the Loughborough Town Hall will be hosting a new solo exhibition by the photographer Terry Davies this month.
Terry Davies is a professional self-publishing fine art landscape photographer and he specialises in the creation of large works which reflect the beauty and character of the British landscape and elements within it. In this exhibition Terry sets out to illustrate the diversity of the British landscape from coast to mountain and the effects of the weather on the landscape.
The British Landscape runs from Thursday 22nd January until Saturday 28th February. The Sock Gallery is open Monday to Saturday between 9am-5pm. Admittance is free.
Club 790 meets again in February when the book up for discussion will be Chuck Palahniuk’s hard-hitting (no pun intended!) cult 1996 novel Fight Club.
The Club will be meeting at 7pm on Monday 9th February in the Library Staff Room.
Copies are presently available to borrow from the L3 desk, or alternately you can purchase a copy for £3.59 if you own a Kindle.
The activities of ResFest will support you in thinking about your research skills, looking for research funding, creating research impact and engaging with the public. A range of academics will share their knowledge and best practice with you, and you will have great opportunities for networking and learning about other research in a fun and informal manner.
- Showing-case your research and learn about what we do: exhibitions and tours
- Best practice workshops: public engagement and research impact
- Research funding: workshops and interactive sessions
- How to do research: hands-on sessions
- Social media help desk
- Games, competitions and networking.
All events are free to attend, but the School is expecting high demand and an advanced online registration is required.
Please register here for the main event:
Please register here for specific sessions:
All sessions are free, subject to availability.
We regret to say that the Change Machine situated on Level 3 of the Library near the Café is out of order and likely to remain so for some time. Please be aware that both the Café and the Level 3 Customer Services Desk don’t keep a lot of change in their tills, so we may not be able to oblige you if you ask there.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Despite the A-board and signage that has been added and the construction of a designated smoking shelter across the road, people still occassionally huddle under the canopy to protect themselves from the elements.
Library staff do periodically go outside and inform smokers that they need to go across the road. If you encounter any problems, please either ask a member of staff at the counter or email the Customer Services Manager.
The LSU Education and Welfare teams are running a Keep Calm campaign all this week to help you remain as stress free as possible during the exam period.They will be providing revision tips and free water, fruit, revision planners and stress balls at the following places this week, including twice here at the Library.
Monday 12th January – Pilkington Library
Tuesday 13th January – James France
Wednesday 14th January – Pilkington Library
Thursday 15th January – LSU
Friday 16th January – Haslegrave
There’s also Puppy Petting at LSU on Wednesday 14th January and a Crafternoon between 12 noon and 2pm on Thursday 15th January at LSU.
The New Year 24-7 period is one of our busiest times of the year, and with that in mind we’ve created a web page detailing the many and various ways you can find support and advice during this time.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any problems – we’re here to help.