It’s exam time for many of you and we’d like to remind you about the best areas to study if like Sherlock to need a bit of peace and quiet to concentrate…
Everyone likes a different environment and if you happen to be one of those that cherishes the silence – here are the best places to study…
There is a silent study room on level 2 or there’s a quiet study room on level 4
At Collegiate library
The silent study room is on the first floor, you’ll find it to your left in the quiet study room. There is another quiet study room on the ground floor in the foyer area too
Please help us to keep the silent areas silent – it really is crucial for some!
If you need to report a disturbance between 9am – 5pm you can do this online via chat. Library staff will alert security staff who will come and walk round the reported area. From 5pm to 9am (and at any other times if you prefer), please tell security staff at the Reception desks about any disturbances, again they will come and have a walk round or talk to anyone as necessary.
This month, the area above the café in the Adsetts Library is being transformed into a Skills Hub, a centre for skills support and advice.
In order to get this work done, we have closed the space for the whole of December.
You can still access the Visual Resources Room until 7th December, using the stairs at the rear of the café ( next to the Costa machine ). However, this service will be moving down to level 3 on 8th December and will reopen on 9th December in room 3.05. The filing cabinets containing the slide collection, have moved to The Stack on level 1.
Building work will start early next week, once the area has been cleared, and we hope to have this new vibrant learning space open ready for the New Year.
If you’ve got a book on loan from the library but can’t find it anywhere, here are some things you can try.
It sounds obvious, but have a really good look round at home and anywhere else you’ve been working recently. Still no sign of it?
Could you have left it on the bus or in a pub? Most places have lost property boxes so it’s worth phoning up to check.
Go to the library and have a look on the shelves. If you left it on a desk by mistake, someone could have found and shelved it without knowing that it’s on loan to you. It’s worth checking the ‘Recently returned’ shelves on the same floor as well just in case someone only found it recently. Not there?
Tell a member of staff at the library Helpdesk that you can’t find the book. It won’t be the first time we’ve had a student come to us about a missing book, so don’t worry. If you’re absolutely sure you left it in the library or think you’ve returned it already but it’s still on your account, we’ll set it to missing on the library system and help you look for it.
If all else fails and the book is truly lost, we’ll ask you to pay for a replacement copy. There aren’t any penalty charges or anything like that, it’s just the amount of money needed to buy the same book again.
Pro tip: Pick up a SHU Library bag from one of the library Helpdesks and keep all of your library books in it. The bags come with handy long handles to go over your shoulder or hang on the back of a chair, so you’ll never lose any books again!
Over the summer we have installed new exit gates at the Adsetts Library. Our libraries are safe and secure places to meet and study and these new gates are designed to enhance this as they let us know who is in the building at all times. They also let us know at a glance how many people are in the library so we can see when our busy times are and target our resources to improve the service.
The same gates will be installed at Collegiate at a later date as part of a project to refurbish the whole of the Foyer and entrance area in the library.
From Monday 5 October you will need to swipe your SHUcard when you leave the Adsetts library, in exactly the same way as you do to enter it. So please have your card at the ready when you need to leave.
We’d love to hear your comments about this new development. Contact us and have your say.