Tomorrow morning (Friday 8th March) contractors will be in the Library to do some data cabling work in the foyer and other areas of Level 3. They are hoping to get the majority of the ceiling work done before the Library opens at 8.30 but other works will continue throughout the morning. The works are to sort out some issues which have arisen with the network.
Facilities Management and IT Services have apologised for
any inconvenience this may cause.
At the Library we pride ourselves on our openness to feedback, comments, and, when necessary, criticism. And thanks to you, we’ve made a number of changes to the ways we can help you get the best out of your studies.
We’d like your help to help us help you again! We’re running a Library Focus Group on Wednesday 13th March at 12.15pm in Library Seminar Room 1 to get your feedback about how we’re doing. We’re open to discussion on any subject related to the Library – our resources, study spaces, skills support, anything you like.
By way of an added incentive, we’re throwing in a free lunch as well!
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.
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.
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:
Our 24-7 Opening for the January exam period begins when we open for the start of term on Monday 7th January at 8.30am, and will run until 2am on Thursday 31st January.
A few extra things to note:
Extra Study Space in Seminar Room 1. Additional study tables will be placed inside our largest seminar room on Level 3 and this will be open for students to use from Monday. No need to book, just go in and grab a seat!
Desk Clearing. Busy library means fewer spaces, and sometimes people aren’t always considerate about how much space they take up! As usual we’ll be patrolling the floors and removing any items left unattended for more than 30 minutes to free up space.
Noise Alert Text Service. Following the successful trial of our text-message noise alert service last year, we will be running it again throughout January, so if anyone is being noisy or disruptive you can let us know quietly and confidentially. Full details will be advertised from Monday.
Restricted Access for External Visitors. Owing to how crowded our study spaces can get during 24-7 we have taken the decision to restrict access to the Library during January to current students and staff of Loughborough University only. External visitors will only be admitted providing they have proof of the necessary level of SCONUL membership. And to keep all of our PCs free for our students use, no guest username & passwords will be issued during January. It is therefore vital that all of our students should carry their ID cards to gain entry – quite apart from the fact that it is a University regulation to keep your card with you at all times, we will still be applying our ‘Three Strike’ rule.
Social Media Updates. If you haven’t already subscribed to our Twitter and Facebook feeds, now is a good time! We’ll be keeping everyone up to date with any relevant service updates and announcements, including study room availability.
Want to keep track of the latest IT developments across campus, as well as news about software and hardware upgrades? Self-Enrol onto the PC Clinic and Software Downloads Module page on LEARN.
The PC Clinic page features essential information while highlighting the key IT services available to students such as printing and computer lab availability. Including tutorials for Printing and connecting devices to the Wi-FI.
The Software Downloads page features download links to a range of different software with FREE access to Microsoft Office 2016 also, including specialist software such as MatLab and SPSS.