The Library & Learning Commons at the University’s Avenue Campus

The new integrated library and learning space at the University’s Avenue Campus.

The Library & Learning Commons (L&LC) has been up and running for 7 months now.  In case you missed the launch, with details of all the service changes and other information about this fantastic new space, read on!

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Extended opening hours

  • Study space provided by the Library & Learning Commons is available, 7 days a week, 08:00-23:00 (same hours as Building 65 opening times)
  • Staffed hours and access to resources:
    • Monday-Friday – 08:30-19:30
    • Saturday & Sunday – 10:00-17:00

The service changes

  • Same site Holds:  recall on-loan books and transfer books from other Library sites to the Library & Learning Commons, Avenue Campus
  • Self-service issue and returns, with the option to return books borrowed from the Hartley Library and all other UoS site libraries
  • Collection and return point for inter-library loan (ILL) items: no need to go to Hartley, you can request your ILL items are sent to the L&LC (Avenue Campus).
  • Help & Information Desk: a service enquiry point and another location where you can borrow and return books.
  • Library staff roaming support  – look out for roaming Library staff, they are there to support you in any way they can.

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The new space

The new area has increased study space by 25% offering  more seating with greater choice for individual study preferences:

  • Quiet study rooms and areas, for quiet, independent study
  • Group study areas in the North corridor and within the resources rooms
  • Bookable group study rooms (with Skype) Book here

The collections

  • Humanities’ course collection (excluding Music) – short-loan books, digitised course collection, course boxes (with photocopied extracts)
  • Language learning resources : books, magazines, and audio resources to support language learning from beginner to advanced
  • Film collection – a rich and comprehensive collection of films from all around the world

The Library & Learning Commons is just a part of the University Library service. Many more materials for Humanities’ students and staff, as well as a wider variety of study spaces are available just a short walk away: at the Hartley Library on the Highfield Campus.

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