We’re really excited to welcome all new students starting next week here at the Library. Find out about the events we have planned to welcome you and everything else we’ll be doing in Welcome Week and beyond!
Library welcome events
Every day during Welcome Week we’re putting on events to introduce you to the Library, and to give you some time to relax in your busy week.
Escape box challenge – Monday 23 and Thursday 26 September, 13:00-15:00
Think escape room but on a slightly smaller scale. Turn up any time during the two hours to have a go at figuring out our puzzles and finding the Library secret! Compete with other student groups – the quickest will win a prize.
Special Collections – Tuesday 24 September, 14:00-16:00
Our Special Collections team, based at The MERL next to our London Road campus, will be coming to the Library to give you a taste of their amazing collections. You can also make your own badges and books!
Summon speed searching – Wednesday 25 September, 13:00-15:00
Have a go at our speed searching challenge to get to know our main search engine for articles, Summon. If you’re quick enough to reach the top of our leader board then you’ll leave with a prize!
Library leisure time – Friday 27 September, 13:00-15:00
You might already know that you can find your course text books at the Library, but did you know that we have fiction too? Come along to make your own origami bookmark, read book reviews from our staff and borrow one of our mystery books!
Library stand at Module Information Fair
The Library team will have a stand at the Module Information Fair in the marquee by the Students’ Union on Tuesday 24 September, 12:00-16:00. Come and chat with our friendly staff if you have an questions about the Library, and to find out about everything else we’re doing during Welcome Week.
You can also pick up some freebies including a Study Advice year planner and take a picture with our selfie frame while you’re there.
If you’d like to have a look around our newly refurbished Library then come along to one of our tours which are running throughout Welcome Week and week one. During Welcome Week tours will run at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 15:30 every day. There are fewer tours during week one, running at 11:00, 12:00 and 14:00 each day.
You can book on RISIS via the ‘Library course bookings’ link in the ‘Actions’ tab, or just turn up at the Library and meet by our display in the foyer. We’ll guide you round the building and tell you everything you need to know about using the Library. If you’re a Postgraduate student, come along to our Tuesday tour!
We’ll be posting about what we’re up to throughout the week so check Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for further updates. You can have a look at our YouTube channel to find out more about using the Library too.
You can also ask for help at the Welcome Desk on the Ground Floor of the Library, or speak to one of our roving members of staff.
Katie Winter, Academic Liaison Support Librarian