Author: Richard Partridge

Richard Partridge is Head of User Experience for Library and Learning Services at De Montfort University

“Library fines slashed to cut financial burden on DMU students”

Tweet Thanks to DSU for highlighting the changes that we introduced to our fines and lending policies from 1st February.  You can read DSU’s article here and our original blog post from January here To recap, from 1st February 2018 our fines policies on ‘normal’ loans changed. If you renew or return a Normal loan book, DVD or CD that is overdue and NOT reserved by someone else, we will no longer be charging penalty fines. Fines will only be charged on items that are in demand and reserved by others, or short/special category loans. Fines will ... read more

Refreshing announcements from the VC

Tweet We applaud weekend announcements from the Vice Chancellor, Dominic Shellard, about initiatives to reduce plastic use on campus through the introduction of re-usable cups and a network of water stations on campus. We know how much you value our hot tap and drinking fountains in Kimberlin Library and we’re looking forward to supporting these initiatives in LLS spaces, adding to our existing provision.   You’ll find water fountains on the first and second floors of Kimberlin Library by the lift and on the Lower Ground Floor in the ... read more

Free boost! Secure device charging lockers in Kimberlin Library

Tweet *New service alert klaxon* Need somewhere to charge your phone, tablet or laptop securely? With Kimberlin Library’s new ‘Battery Bank’ lockers we’ve got just the place to get you topped up. Each locker contains a standard 13 amp socket and a double USB outlet, both with RCD circuit protection. Lockers are numbered and require a £1 coin to release which is refunded when the key is returned and the locker is opened. Plug in your device using your own USB cable or charger, pop in a £1 coin, lock and you’re away. Please ... read more

Fine or not fine? Positive changes to library fines policy

Tweet   Good news! From 1st February 2018, we’re changing our fines policies on ‘normal’ loans. If you renew or return a Normal loan book, DVD or CD that is overdue and NOT reserved by someone else, we will no longer be charging penalty fines. Fines will only be charged on items that are in demand and reserved by others, or short/special category loans.   Fines will still be charged for: Items that have been reserved by other users (we’d like these back promptly please so that we can pass them on to others) Laptops and Short Loan items (which ... read more