Category Archives: Library
Get the Know How for Semester 2
All set for Semester 2? If your answer is the wrong side of “maybe”, let us help you give your academic skills a timely boost through one of our range of ever-popular Get the Know How sessions at the Library.
Ranging from handy tips on essay & report writing to developing your critical thinking and introductions to referencing & bibliographic software, there’s something for every academic occasion that will stand you in good stead for the duration of your course.
Each session runs for between 50 – 90 minutes, depending on the subject matter, and they’re hosted in Library Seminar Room 1. However, as these courses have always proved extremely popular in the past, we are asking that people register for them first via Learn Module LBA001. To do that – and to look at exactly what courses are on offer and when – visit this link:
Spotlight On… New Semester Resolutions
As your New Year resolutions fade, how are you planning to start the new semester? What was your feedback like for your exams or coursework? Have you got plans for improving your grades next time? Come along to our Spotlight stand this week to share your thoughts and get support for any library-related issues such as:
- Better time management
- Better academic practice and referencing
- More criticality
- More academic information resources
We look forward to seeing you at our stand in the Library foyer on Tuesday 5th February between 12-2pm, and Thursday 7th February between 2-4pm
If you can’t make these times and have a query, don’t worry, you can always contact your academic librarian directly:
Study Room Booking Made Easier
We’ve recently tweaked our study room booking system to make it even easier for you to find and book the room you’re looking for.
If you are not looking for a specific room, visit the room booking link on the Library homepage, select the type of room you require and leave Resources as “Any”. You just need to select the time you want and the system will find you a room. Once you book you will be the given the room details (you will need to use your University username & password to log in to the system).
Not sure of what we’ve got? Here’s a reminder!
- Group Study Rooms. The Library has eleven group study rooms located across its four levels. These rooms are equipped with a range of facilities, including white board, flip chart, PC and plasma screens so that you can easily discuss work in large groups or practise presentations.
- Bookable Booths. We have 7 study booths all located on Level 4 of the Library, all of which have power sockets and data connectors to a plasma screen on the desk so that you can practice presentations and group work.
- Study Carrels. 20 individual study spaces based on Levels 1 and 2. These are intended for solo study, but can fit two if necessary. They do not contain PCs, but have power sockets and data connectors for laptop and tablet use.
As all of these rooms are in high demand during term time, please ensure you take up your booking within 15 minutes of the start time, as those rooms remaining empty after this time will be made available to other users.
All of these rooms are bookable by staff and students for academic pursuits, but are not available to be booked by external users or visitors.
Each booking slot is for an hour – please note that you can only have two active bookings at a time.
If you are just looking for a PC workstation in the Library you can check availability here.
Keep Calm Week 21st-25th January
Exam Support Resources On Campus
Worrying about your exams? Don’t panic – there are a wide range of resources available on campus to help you through the stresses and strains of the exam period, ranging from a wide variety of study spaces (that’s right, not just us!), IT help and personal and medical advice if things are getting on top of you. Visit the University’s one-stop exam support page here – https://www.lboro.ac.uk/students/exam-support/ – for more info.
Keep the Exam Blues at Bay with a Free Stressbusting Massage
Exam blues getting you down already? Then why not treat yourself to a FREE stressbusting massage from the University’s very own Physiotherapy Clinic – right here in the Library!
Up until the end of January trained masseurs will be based in Meeting Room 1 on Level 3 of the Library and available Monday to Friday from between 11am-1pm and 3-5pm – just sign up for a ten minute slot on the booking form on the Level 3 Enquiry Desk.
New Resource: Real-Time Library PC Availability Service
Want to check the availability of a PC workstation from the comfort of your armchair? IT Services have just launched a trial version of a real-time availability service to identify what PCs are available to use inside the Library, across all four levels. Try it out via the link below:
Please note this service is only available off campus if you log in via the VPN Client.
Library Café Extended Open Hours During 24-7
It’s not just the Library that is open longer during the January 24-7 period – the Library Café will also be keeping their doors open for extra time as well.
From today, and then throughout January, the Library Café will be open 8.30am – 11pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 11pm on Saturday and Sunday.