18 October 2019

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The University Library has introduced 90 extra seats for students, following feedback in the National Student Survey (NSS).

40 new seats have been added to the silent study area on the top floor, and 50 seats to the first floor study space, since the start of the academic year.

This brings the total capacity for students using the Library to 1,690.

University Librarian Ken Dick said: “Student feedback has been that the area for individual silent study continues to be very popular, but that it can be quite busy.

“So we’ve reconfigured the Library layout to allow more students to benefit from this space. We hope that combined with other upgrades, the Library will better meet students’ needs.”

For any feedback on improvements to the Library, email the University Librarian, Ken Dick.

More Library improvements

The extra seating comes after new service standards were recently announce. These include:

  • Having to wait no longer than 3 minutes to be helped at any open service point
  • At least 75% of books will be reshelved within one working day
  • One month’s notice of any changes to opening times

Over the summer the the Postgraduate Study Suite was also refurbished, including more computers, new furniture and a fresh lick of paint.

Find out more about the different study zones on the Library website.