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!
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.
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
- 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.