Laptops in Taylor Library during exam period


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During revision and exam weeks the Taylor Library will be relaxing the rules on laptops in the silent study area. Under normal circumstances laptops and other electronic devices are not permitted beyond the spiral stairs in D block on floor 1 but between 28th November and 19th December you will be able to use them at any study space in the library. As always please be aware of the plight of other students around you.

Happy studies and good luck!

Taylor Library Staff

Extended hours in The Sir Duncan Rice Library – 24/7 opening before and during Exams — InfoLinks

In the lead up to the fast approaching exam period The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be extending its opening hours to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are just a few days until this happens and we want to let you know just now so that you can properly plan your […]

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Food in Taylor Library


Don’t be this guy!

With the revision and exam period almost upon us the Library can get extremely busy. With this in mind we’d like to remind users of the food and drink policy. Following last year’s food and drink trial, food is permitted provided it is not hot, overly fragrant or noisy. So for example sandwiches, salads and last night’s pizza are fine. Soup, curry and crisps/popping candy are not. Drinks (excluding alcohol) are permitted under the condition that hot drinks be covered with a fixed lid. In addition, while drinks are permitted throughout the library under the aforementioned conditions, food is NOT allowed in the PC classroom, project rooms 1 and 2 or the silent areas in D block. Just ask a member of staff if you are unsure of anything. It is our aim to provide a harmonious study environment for all service users at all times. Please help us to do so.


The Taylor Library team

Revision time in the libraries

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Revision time is here again and we want to wish you every success in your exams. Taylor Library staff are here to help, so please come and see us if you need help with finding materials or using the facilities.

Remember, you can bring hot drinks and cold snacks with you, but please, no hot food. Also please remember that no food is allowed in silent areas or near the
classroom PCs.

Always keep noise to a minimum, especially in the quiet and silent study areas, and switch your phone to silent upon entering the library.

Thank you for observing the Library rules at this important time and for helping maintain a quiet and pleasant environment for all.

Lastly, you might be pleased to hear that The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be open 24 hours until the 22nd May 2015. Taylor Library will be open as usual during this time.

If you want to talk to us about anything, get in touch by

Taylor Library Team

The Sir Duncan Rice Library goes 24/7

Library, Special Collections and Museums are pleased to announce that we will pilot 24 hour opening of The Sir Duncan Rice Library this fall.

The 24 hour opening pilot will extend access to the Library in the period before and during examinations. The Sir Duncan Rice Library will open on Sunday 23rd November and remain open through Thursday evening, 18th December. We are working with colleagues in Estates, Campus Services and other parts of the University to ensure that 24 hour opening is implemented in a safe and secure way, and which takes account of student welfare. During this period access to the Library after 10pm will be by University ID card only.  From 24th November the Hardback Cafe will remain open until 10pm.

The Library will be looking closely at the data gathered during the pilot in order to inform our ongoing review of library opening hours at all library sites.

Posted on behalf of Diane Bruxvoort, University Librarian & Director