With exam time upon us the library is naturally very busy. We strive to maintain as effective a study environment as possible in Taylor so if you have any issues please speak to a member of staff at the issue desk. We also provide a comments and suggestions box, which is located beside the MFDs, opposite the issue desk. When using this facility please provide your name and email address so that we can respond as effectively as possible.
With the revision and exam period almost upon us the library can get extremely busy. With this in mind we would like to remind our users of the food and drink rules that apply in Taylor Library.
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 or near PCs in other areas of the library, in Project Rooms 1 and 2 or the silent areas in D block.
To check what is (or isn’t) allowed in each of the library zones, look at the relevant signs on the tables or, ask a member of staff.
It is our aim to provide a harmonious study environment for all service users at all times. Please help us to do so!
As exams approach and the Library gets busier we’d like to remind students of the Heavy Demand drop-box, in to which you can return any Taylor Heavy Demand items you have prior to our opening at 9am. The box is placed outside the Taylor Library entrance at around 7:30am every weekday. This is to give you as much opportunity to return HD items before the 10:30am due time as possible. Late Heavy Demand items will accrue an immediate fine of 75p. After one hour this will increase by a further 75p, and will continue to do so for each subsequent hour the item is late. Nobody wants the added stress of library fines at this or any time of year. Help us help you avoid them by making use of the drop-box!
Best of luck with the exams and keep your money for the pub when they’re finished!
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.
We understand the desire to keep your study space when using the library at this time of year. However please be aware that the maximum length of time it is acceptable to leave your space with unattended personal items is 30 minutes, as per library regulation 5.5. Items left longer than this maybe taken to the staff office to await collection. There is heavy competition for study spaces at this time of year and this is the fairest way to minimize frustration for everyone. Please remember that if you do choose to leave any belongings in the library, you do so at your own risk. Any questions please ask a member of staff.