Suggestion about toilet provision in LIbrary

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.


Maintenance Work in the Library Beginning February

IMGP7883Beginning on Monday 2nd February Facilities Management will be replacing two aging chiller units in the basement of the Library building Plant Room.

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 British Landscape at the Loughborough Town Hall


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.

The First Rule of Club 790 Is… To Tell Everyone About Club 790!


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.

For more information, please contact Sharon Reid at the Library, or why not visit our Facebook page and join the discussion there?

ResFest 2015

resfestThe School of Civil & Building Engineering will be holding their first ever research festival next week, Tuesday January 20th (9.30am-4pm). 

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.

Library Change Machine Out of Action

Pilkington library after refurbishment

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.

Library suggestion card – smoking outside the Library

As users may have seen, the University has decided to make the area directly outside the Library a no smoking area.

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.

Keep Calm – and Get Organised!


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.