Author: Richard Partridge

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

Investment in new power for Kimberlin Library: Temporary weekend closures and alternative study location

Tweet As Kimberlin Library marks its 40th birthday this year, the Estates Directorate and Library and Learning Services (LLS) are rolling out measures over summer to renew the building’s electrical power distribution and lay the groundwork for future library improvements. This is essential electrical work which unfortunately requires a full shutdown of the building. Kimberlin Library will therefore be closed on the following dates: Sunday 18 June Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 July Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 July Alternative provision will be provided in the ... read more

‘Wear dots…raise lots’ – LLS staff supporting RNIB and accessible formats

Tweet Library staff got into the spirit of RNIB’s ‘Wear dots… raise lots’ braille awareness campaign on 6th June and wore their dots to work. LLS staff also love their cake and a staffroom bake-sale raised £101.66p for RNIB Read. The event was organised by the Library’s Accessible Formats Team who acquire texts in alternative formats as part of our support for students with disabilities. Information about the Library’s support for students with disabilities can be found at The RNIB’s ... read more

How busy is Kimberlin Library? Plan your study time

Tweet We talked earlier this week about how busy the library was. Here’s an illustration of Kimberlin Library’s occupancy over the last few days – you’ll see why we’ve been recommending an early start to your study day if you can to secure your favourite spot. See our previous blog post for advice about support and other spaces available for study on campus.   read more

Find your space

Tweet We know how busy it gets in library spaces at this time of year when everyone is working on final assignments and revising for exams. We’ve extra measures in place to support you and with some thought and planning we can help you find the study space you need: Kimberlin Library is 24/7 and visitor access is presently suspended so that DMU students, staff and registered members have priority in finding study space. With support from Estates, we have additional cleaning staff working overnight and at weekends to keep the Library looking shipshape. ... read more