To continue the series of blog posts focused on your student rights, VP Education Kate Roberts tells you all about how to use the library sources available to you.
Welcome back to our new mini blog series on your academic rights as a student!
At the SU we are here to represent your academic interests and improve your education. A key part of this relies on you, as students, being aware of your rights and what you should expect from your academic experience.
To ensure you have all the tools you need to successfully complete your studies, we've created a dedicated page where all my blogs will be in one place should you ever want to check back over things.
Student Rights Hub
The library is a really fantastic resource for all students here on campus and online. In this blog I am going to talk through your access to library books and other library resources to help you make the most of the wide range of services offered.
As a student you are automatically registered with the library, with your college card acting as your library card, meaning you can access all their resources in person and online! LibrarySearch is the online interface for the library services, where you can do a huge range of different things, including search for books, check where these books are located, use eBooks, renew and reserve items, find articles in online journals, look at exam papers and find your reading lists.
The library is open 24/7 for all students to use and has 1390 study spaces, including silent and group study areas alongside a specific room for postgraduate research students. Additional study space is located in the Founder's Reading Room and across campus.
Fines are incurred if keys are not returned within the allocated time at 50p per hour.
The library staff are always keen to get feedback from students! Please submit any feedback, queries or concerns you have via email at email@example.com.
If you would like to discuss anything with our Advice Centre at the SU, including library fines, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are an independent and confidential service offering impartial advice. Alternatively you can book an appointment via the Students’ Union Helpdesk either in person or by calling 01784 276700.
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