How are we doing?.....Have your say
The Library welcomes your comments and suggestions on what you would like from your library.
For other ways of using your student voice, and providing feedback to any other area of the University, visit the Student Voice pages.
Useful pages to watch....
Academic Study Skills - skills guides, Meet the Team
Library subject guides - information on resources available by subject area
Library resources - online resources, research tools
What's On - events and activities from the Library
Summon the complete library search
Opening times for all of our site libraries
You said that as a parent there is nowhere to study and have your children close by.
We listened and set up a Children’s Library within the Thompson Library so that student and staff parents can work at the computers adjacent to the area with children’s books and games. Children are encouraged to join the library and feel like they are official members of our community.
Taking a break
You told us that you need time out from your studies to relax and take a break.
We have set up Headspace areas in our Libraries and bought mindfulness books, games and activities to help you to unwind during the stressful exam and assignment times.
You said that you want more “dog days”.
We have arranged these for March and November each year, and also now have a regular visit from the unofficial "Library dog" Willow who comes in to spend time with students who benefit from stroking a very calm happy dog.
Privacy for Academic Skills appointments
You said that you want to be able to meet with library staff in private to discuss academic and study skills.
We have a dedicated Skills Space in Thompson Library for you. You can drop in during staffed hours, or make an appointment online by visiting our web pages.
You told us that you struggle sometimes to access our electronic resources.
We have purchased a product called SensusAccess which enables you to convert documents into a variety of formats.
You told us that the Thompson Library ground floor was too noisy and having quiet study next to group study on the first floor did not work.
We changed the second floor loft space in Cadman building from group to quiet study, increasing the number of quiet study spaces.
Video games collection
You asked if video gaming students could have a library of video games.
We purchased a collection of video games that are available to loan by any student.
Stationery sales at Shrewsbury
You asked to be able to purchase stationery items at Shrewsbury library.
We now stock a range of stationery items available to buy at the Customer Services desk.
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