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 support on healthy study.
From 1 to 5 April, LLS is running a series of free workshops on exam and assignment success covering subjects such as using evidence, referencing, critical writing and much more. You can find out more and book here.
Thanks to your feedback, they’ve also been working to make the Library an even better space to use:
The Law Library and Eric Wood Learning Zone will be open 24/7 until the end of term. Following the Easter break they will be open 24/7 again until the end of the exam period
Laptops are now able to be loaned for three hours rather than two
20 additional PCs have been added to the Eric Wood Learning Zone
More whiteboards have been bought for Kimberlin Library
110 more silent study spaces on the Lower Ground and Second Floor of Kimberlin Library
Access control is being reintroduced to the Law Library on a permanent basis from Monday 11th March. If you don’t have your ID card, you won’t be able to make use of the Law Library.Access will be for card holding DMU students only.
Outside of weekday office hours you will also need your DMU ID card to access Hugh Aston Building via the “Law Library” entrance (behind the Stephen Lawrence Centre). You’ll find a card reader to the left of the door.
Access rights via these doors should be automatically granted, though your card may take a few moments to re-validate over the network. If you experience a problem with your card, please contact DMU Security Office.
Longer ‘pop-up’ opening hours in Eric Wood Learning Zone and the Law Library
With the end of the teaching calendar in sight, exams looming after Easter and dissertation deadlines, we know that this is a busy time for everyone. It’s great news that IT labs in Gateway House, Vijay Patel and Queens Buildings are open until midnight and at weekends, but we’re also ensuring that more spaces are available to you 24/7 at this critical time.
We’ve added another 20 PCs to Eric Wood Learning Zone to increase capacity and Eric Wood Learning Zone is open 24/7 from 11th March until the end of Spring term (Friday 5th April) to give you more space and time to complete your work before the end of term.
In response to feedback, to cater for final assignments and revision we are piloting 24/7 opening of the Law Library from 11th March until the end of Spring term (Friday 5th April), and again from 29th April to 10th May. Access will be for card holding DMU students only.
Eric Wood is open 24 hours across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and 24/7 through until May 10th, then normal opening until the end of May
And don’t forget:
We added 110 additional Silent Study spaces this year in Kimberlin Library on the Lower Ground Floor
From 11th March we’re extending laptop loan times to 3 hours
When not in use for teaching, you’ll find 22 PCs for quiet study in Teaching Room 0.07a off the Learning Development Zone