Extra Maths Help sessions…

math-1500720__340In preparation for exam resits Maths Help will be running some drop-in sessions the week before and during the resit period.

They will take place from 11.30-1.30pm on The Bridge (Adsetts library above the café on level 4) on the following dates

  • Thursday 6th July
  • Monday 10th July
  • Wednesday 12th July
  • Monday 17th July

Just come along!


Printing at the Print Shop

Please be aware that this means that the Print Shop will be out of action during this period and if you have any printing requirements this week, these need to be arranged with the Print Shop by the morning of Thursday 29 June at the very latest.

Any printing ordered after this time will not be able to be done until the new machinery is installed. The service is expected to resume from 4 July onwards.

If you have any questions please contact theprintshop@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 4763

Summer at the Bridge

Do you need help with your study skills over the Summer?

Are you wondering if there are study skills workshops over the Summer?

Can I get online study skills support over the Summer?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above then you need to visit The Bridge

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Help during the summer



Both library Helpdesks will be open throughout the summer as well as other usual channels – see details in shuspace

IT help points on level 4 of the Atrium and the ground floor at Heart of the Campus will close at 4.45pm on Friday 26th May.

Both help points will then remain closed until early September. (Date to be confirmed)

All other IT support channels are available as usual over the summer. See shuspace for details

Reference books – where to find them

books-2158737__340Lots of reference books like dictionaries and encyclopaedias are available online now but there a still a few that are only available in print, so we’ve been thinking about what to do with them.  There aren’t enough any more to make it worthwhile keeping them separate from the main book collection, so you’ll find them on the shelves in the libraries with everything else. 

As with all of our books, you can use Library Search on the Library Gateway to find the ones you need.  Ask at the Helpdesk if you can’t find something.


New £1 coins!

background-20050__340The new £1 coins have been released – and the old ones will be gradually phased out

Our print top-up kiosks are still set to take the old coins at the moment but we are working to update them.

In the meantime if you’ve only got a new £1 coin you can exchange it for an old one at the Helpdesk or Reception.

Do you know you can also pay for your printing online? Everyone has IT account set up so that you pay for printing and photocopying via a system called Papercut. Here’s how to activate your account…

  1. Top up your SHUcard – if you haven’t done this before you’ll need to ‘add payment method’ (so register a bank card). You only need to do this once.
  2. Transfer the money on your SHUcard to pay for your printing

By using the SHUgo app you can pay via your phone too

PS the vending machines are ready to take the new £1 coins!

Jump into Spring!

easterIt’s nearly time for our ‘Easter eggtravaganza’!

We’ve got 10 ‘eggstra’ special goodie bags for you to win – which each include a free pass to Jump Inc.

We know it’s a busy time of year for you with final exams and deadlines and a trip to Jump Inc is an ‘eggscellent’ way to take some time for yourself to de-stress and chill out!

So if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning one of these goodie bags all you need to do is help us share our Easter messages by re-tweeting one of them between 3rd – 7th April

Each day we’ll get in touch with 2 of you via SHU library twitter to let you know you’ve won and where you can collect your prize from. You can choose to collect the bags from either Adsetts or Collegiate library Reception desks – which ever is easiest for you.

Are you following us on twitter yet? Get started here @shu_library and get ready to re-tweet…

Good luck!

PS we’d love to see your photos at Jump Inc – tweet them to us at @shu_library


Books by You!

Books-by-You-screensaversHave you heard about or seen a great book that would be perfect for your course – but we don’t have it in the library?

Books by You! is your chance to make suggestions about ‘titles’ you’d like the library to buy. You can make as many suggestions as you like up to and including 31st March, so get involved and start making your suggestions!

It’s NOW, it’s LIVE, it’s HAPPENING

MAKE YOUR SUGGESTIONS HERE! or on the link on the Library Gateway

Here’s how it works…

  • we’ll buy an e-book version of your suggestion if it’s available/suitable and we don’t have it already, (not all books are available as e-books). Or alternatively we may buy a single copy of a book
  • we’ll let you know if we order it and if not why not
  • when the book arrives we’ll place a copy on request for you and email to let you know when it’s ready to collect

#suggestatitle #booksbyyou #shulibraryhys