University Library


9 Jan 2020

January 24-7 Opening 6th - 30th January

Our 24-7 Opening for the January exam period begins on Monday 6th January at 8.30am, and will run until 2am on Thursday 30th January.

As per usual, we'd like to highlight a few things:

  • Extra Study Space in Seminar Room 1. Additional study tables will be placed inside our largest seminar room on Level 3 and this will be open for students to use from Monday 6th until Tuesday 21st January. No need to book, just go in and grab a seat!
  • Desk Clearing. Busy library means fewer spaces, and sometimes people aren’t always considerate about how much space they take up! As usual we’ll be patrolling the floors and removing any items left unattended for more than 30 minutes to free up space.
  • Noise Alert Text Service.  If anyone is being too noisy or disruptive you can let us know quietly and confidentially via our Noise Alert Text Service, the number for which can be found throughout the building. Please note this service is only to report excessive noise - if you wish to report any other problems within the building, such as litter or library environment issues, please speak to a member of staff at one of our enquiry desks.
  • Restricted Access for External Visitors. Owing to how crowded our study spaces can get during 24-7 we have again taken the decision to restrict access to the Library during the exam season to current students and staff of Loughborough University only. External visitors will only be admitted providing they have proof of the necessary level of SCONUL membership. And to keep all of our PCs free for our students use, no guest username & passwords will be issued during 24-7. It is therefore vital that all of our students should carry their ID cards to gain entry – quite apart from the fact that it is a University regulation to keep your card with you at all times!
  • Real-time PC Availability Service. IT Services have upgraded their PC Lab Availability with a new-look dashboard covering the whole of campus, including the Library. So now you can find out instantly where there's a free workstation in the building! Be sure to bookmark this link-
  • Social Media Updates. If you haven’t already subscribed to our Twitter and Facebook feeds, now is a good time! We’ll be keeping everyone up to date with any relevant service updates and announcements, including study room availability.
  • Free Stressbusting Massages! After their massive popularity last year, the University Physiotherapy Clinic will be repeating their daily Stressbusting Massage clinic in the Library from Wednesday 15th January. Sign up sheets will be available at the Level 3 from that date.
  • Talk to Us! Above all, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need any kind of assistance or support – we’re here to help as best we can!