Author: Richard Partridge

Richard Partridge is Library and Learning Spaces Manager at De Montfort University and a member of the LLS Senior Management Team

Finding the PC (or Mac) you’re looking for

Tweet Across our four locations, in partnership with ITMS the Library provides over 800 PCs, Macs and laptops to support your learning. We’ve been working on a project with ITMS to give you a better view of the location and the current availability of machines. You can now see a display screen at the entrance to Kimberlin Library, Eric Wood Learning Zone and The Greenhouse giving live availability information. The screen shows the location, type of machine (standard PC, Dual Boot. AutoCAD, Mac or Assistive), the number of free machines and the ... read more

The Hot Tap is Back – for now

Tweet Following recent service interruption, Estates have managed to breathe temporary life back into the Kimberlin Library Hot Tap. Plans are being drawn up for a completely new way of delivering boiling water. This work will be implemented at a time that will minimise the disruption to term time operation of the Library Cafe space. We know how popular this service is and we remain committed to providing Kimberlin users with a safe means of accessing instant boiling water.       read more

Hot Tap Update

Tweet Hot Tap Update The Library is committed to providing instant hot (boiling) water to library users. We know how popular this service is, and since introducing this service in September 2016 we’ve spent over £7k in maintenance and physical updates to keep this running 24/7. Unfortunately, the Zip tap in its original 2016 format created issues  – it wasn’t tall enough for larger cold water containers and the soak away beneath it was not suitable for draining cups. The result of this was a lot of excess water and damage to the counter top from water ... read more

360 view and map tour of Kimberlin experiments

Tweet Some “work in progress”. We’re experimenting with 360 degree photography and ultimately hope to provide 360 virtual tours of LLS spaces. Here are a few of our initial experiments which you’ll find on our Google listing, Google Maps and in some cases Google Streetview. Let us know what you think and what maps or tours we ought to feature? Kimberlin Library, the Library Lawn and Eric Wood Learning Zone Use your cursor to change your field of view, or follow the navigation arrows up the steps and into the Library to see ... read more

Study smart with Library and Learning Services

Tweet Reposted from DMU Hot Topics Study smart with Library and Learning Services With revision underway and final assessments approaching, DMU Library and Learning Services (LLS) want to help you study smart and stay healthy during this critical time of the academic year. Look out for the Library Night Trolley from 8pm until late Sunday to Thursday, dispensing FREE hot and cold drinks and fruit to help you refuel while studying at night during the exam period. The friendly Night Trolley staff can take time out to chat to you and offer guidance and ... read more