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The Library

Open day: Library Open Days

 

 

Banner with Library Open Days as the title on a wooden panel background

 

 

The University Library at night with lights on, including the colourfully lit feature staircase
Students walking between the library and student union buildings
The entry gates and welcome sign just inside the library with students entering and exiting
A student reading books in front of shelves of books
The library reception desk and self-service kiosks
A student being assisted at the library reception desk by a member of library customer services staff
Looking up at brick and glasswork on the upper floors from just inside the library
Two students at a table in the library, next to the full-length window
Looking along shelves full of books
Students carving pumpkins at a Halloween event in the library
Mac computers in the library
Two students on moveable seats in the flexible working area
Ceiling beams and study carrels on the third floor
Computers in the library
Shelves full of books on the third floor bathed in light from the skylights
Artwork displayed on a brick wall inside the library
Warehouse machinery in the ceiling space of the third floor
Free fruit in the library for a study happy event
Individual study carrels on the third floor
Brickwork and shelves full of books on the first floor
Several students working around a large table together in a group room
Two students working together in front of brickwork
Looking along a library floor with students working on PCs on one side and book shelves on the other
Three students working around a table together in a group room
A group of Academic Subject Librarians standing together in front of the library
Wide angle photograph of the library building showing the entrance, brickwork and glasswork

Support for students

Our Library staff provide a wide range of practical support for students through drop-ins, workshops, and individual appointments. We offer subject support, including finding or using resources and referencing, and learning development support for academic writing, maths and statistics. Our wellbeing team can help with collecting books and using assistive technology, and our customer service staff are available until midnight Monday to Thursday and until 5pm Friday to Sunday.

 

We also run events throughout the year to help you #StudyHappy. These have included free massages, tea and cookies, guide dogs, treasure hunts and competitions. What will we think up for you this year?

 

#StudyHappy

 

In this video Hannah, who graduated with us in 2018 and went on to become our Library Media Intern before taking on a permanent position as a Library Assistant, provides tips on how to #StudyHappy.

More than just books

At the heart of student life is the University’s Great Central Warehouse Library, providing access to more than 250,000 journals and 400,000 print and electronic books as well as databases and specialist collections. The library is open 24/7 for the majority of the academic year and expert staff are on hand to help you navigate resources. Inside the Library you will find flexible spaces for group and individual study. You can use the PCs and Macs, bring your own device or borrow a laptop, and there are printing facilities on each floor.

For more information, see our Open Day FAQs.

 

Portrait photograph of Cheryl Cliffe who is an Academic Subject Librarian
Portrait photograph of Faye Cleminson who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Imran Muhammad who is a Library ICT Officer
Portrait photograph of Alexis Lamb who is an Academic Subject Librarian
Library customer services staff with arms wide open, having fun behind the enquiries desk
Portrait photograph of Helen Wiliams who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Daren Mansfield who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Marie Nicholson who is an academic subject librarian
Jade Daniels, who is a library assistant, carrying a tray of drinks at a study happy event
Judith, Cheryl and Daren from the Academic Writing Support team sitting outside the library
Portrait photograph of Marishona Ortega who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Oohagh Monaghan who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Julie Harby who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Tracy Newby who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Martin Osbourne who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Laura Pearson who is our maths and stats team manager and advisor
Portrait photograph of Sarah Lewis who is an e-resources library assistant
Portrait photograph of Louise Hill who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Phil Assheton who is a maths and stats advisor
Portrait photograph of Hope Williard who is an academic subject librarian
Portrait photograph of Adele Beeken who is our e-resources and systems librarian