Library News

News from the University of Surrey Library

Library loans over the Easter vacation

Please note that loans will continue to circulate as usual and may be requested by another user at any time. Please return any unwanted books if you plan on going away during this period, and continue to check your university email account for any notifications from the Library, as we will let you know if you need to bring any items back.

If you have any queries, please speak to a member of staff or email us: library-enquiries@surrey.ac.uk

Grow your Library

From Monday 20 March, we’re asking you to help us ‘Grow your Library.’ Come to the Library entrance on Level 1 to add a leaf with your suggestion to our book tree! We’ll consider everything, as long as it supports learning and research needs. Alternatively, you can join in the conversation online via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #booktree

Grow Your Library Noticeboards Poster

Additional study space over exam periods – your feedback

During the January exams, additional spaces for study were opened up in the Library and across campus. To help inform decisions about any additional spaces for the next exam period, we’d be really grateful if you could let us have your thoughts and suggestions by filling in this short survey (2-3 mins) which has been produced jointly with the Students Union.

www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/examstudyspace/

Many thanks – your views and suggestions are invaluable to helping shape services that work for you.

 

Grow your Library

The Library collection is here to support you in your learning and research – so as Spring arrives, we’re asking you to help us “Grow your Library.” The Library has set aside a fund to buy the books that you think would help make your library even better – it could be a topic you’re keen to explore further, or a title your lecturer has recommended in passing. It could even be a book you’ve found hard to get hold of yourself, or something that you think everyone else should have access to!

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From Monday 20 March, our Book Tree will be situated outside the entrance gates on Level 1, waiting to get filled with new leaves, each one a suggestion that we’ll look to add. Title and author details will help us make sure we get the right books in, so the more information the better! You can also tag your requests on our social media accounts with #booktree. We really want your suggestions, and we will consider them all! If there’s any extra information that you think we should know, include it on your leaf!

The Library should have everything that is on a reading list, so if you do find that you’re requesting items that we should already have, let us know so that we can look into it. Remember too that if you desperately need a book or article for your studies, you can always request items from other libraries via SurreySearch. Users can also use other libraries through our SCONUL Access scheme. Just speak to someone at the Ask Me desk or email us: library-enquiries@surrey.ac.uk to find out more about how we can help you access the resources you’d like.

Small print

  • We will normally try and buy e-books first – this means that more students can access it, any time, anywhere.
  • Our Faculty Engagement Librarians will review all suggestions. We may not be able to buy every title recommended, but will do our best! We would ask that titles genuinely support your learning and research needs.Once ordered, titles will appear on SurreySearch where you can place a request.
  • Orders will be placed in the weeks following the campaign through our recognised procedures, so we would expect our first titles to arrive around the end of May and throughout June. If you do have timescales and require books urgently, we strongly recommend that you use our other means of getting hold of resources – just ask our staff at the Ask Me desk for advice on your options.

Library loans over the Easter vacation

Loans will continue to circulate as usual and may be requested by another user at any time. Please return any unwanted books if you plan on going away during this period, and continue to check your university email account for any notifications from the Library, as we will let you know if you need to bring any items back.

If you have any queries, please speak to a member of staff or email us: library-enquiries@surrey.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

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