Relax! The Library is here to help

Though the next few weeks may prove to be busy, stressful and seemingly endless, we hope the Library can provide you with the necessary environment to get the most out of your study sessions and help you to relax and take a break in between!

Stress free environment

It may be impossible to ever achieve a truly stress-free environment, but we are aiming to keep stress levels to a minimum in the Library during exam term. There is plenty of tidy, quiet desk space available for you if you fancy finding a comfortable, more productive study spot. There are both large desks and carrels available for you to use if you fancy a change of scenery.ExamBooks

Books on study skills, exam technique, essay writing and referencing can found on display next to the self-issue machine. Please feel free to read or borrow any of these books as we don’t mind updating the displays when books are borrowed.

Take a break

Lots of you have been joining us for squash and biscuits every weekday afternoon at 3.30pm – the aim of these sessions is to encourage you to take a well-deserved break, rehydrate and refocus.ColouringIn

If you want to take a break but still keep the brain active, we’ve also got jigsaws and a chess set in the ground floor reading area. The jigsaw has already proved popular with a new puzzle on display already! If puzzles are just too taxing, why not try the colouring pages or simple origami to help you relax?PinterestBreak

A new board has appeared on our Pinterest pages filled with revision break tips, colouring pages and motivational quotes to help you whether you are in the Library or studying in your room.

Suggestions and feedback wall

The Library team are always looking for new ways to improve our services and support you through your studies, especially during the busy exam term. You will have noticed a blank flipchart has appeared next to the self-issue machine. We hope it will give you the opportunity to provide constructive comments about the Library – whether it is improvements, questions you would like answered or just to say something positive! We will add our responses to all comments made.

Library staff are always happy to help with any problems you may be having, whether it’s finding books, looking for past papers, creating your bibliography, or printing. Just ask!

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