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Reservations 2016/17

During February/March we consulted with students about our reservation service using a voting poll. 

On this occasion we asked students the following yes/no question:

"Are you aware that you can reserve items that are currently on loan to other users?" 

The total number of votes we received was 521.

The results are as follows:

Reservations - poll - chart

It was very close, with 261 people answering yes and 260 people answering no.

Thank you for your feedback. As a result we will be promoting our reservation service more in order to make more students aware of it.

24 hour opening 2015/16

From 28 October to 4 November we consulted with students using a voting poll again. However, this time around we didn't just use the polling station, we also used an online poll to help to reach out to more students via Twitter.

This time we asked them to decide which option they preferred for our 24 hour opening period.

The two options were as follows:

  • Option one: 24 hour opening to begin on 16 November BUT not continuing during Easter vacation.
  • Option two: 24 hour opening to begin on 30 November AND continue over Easter vacation.

The total number of votes we received was 415 (400 from the polling station and 15 from the online poll).


Thank you all for your feedback - we have decided to begin 24 hour opening on the 16 November and we are looking at options for opening the library during Easter vacation.

Update: The 24 hour opening will not continue during Easter but will continue from Sunday 10 April 2016.

We consulted with student representatives at the student forum event on 12 November regarding a new service development to extend library opening during the Christmas vacation period. 

We spoke with 29 representatives and asked them if they would be likely to use the library if it was open between Christmas and the New Year.

We also asked them to give their views on whether students on their course might use it. The majority of the representatives said that they would be likely to use the library during this period. Those who said they were not likely still considered it a good idea because other students might need to use the library.

The results are as follows:

 Christmas vacation opening poll

Thank you for your feedback and we infact opened for three days during Christmas and New Year.


Facebook free zone 2014/15

During March 2015 we consulted with students using a voting poll. 

We asked - Do you agree we shpollsould have Facebook free computers?

The total number of votes we received was 168.

52% said yes, 48% said no.  

As a result of your feedback we have decided to keep the Facebook free zones but reduce the number of computers affected. 



Page last updated on Thursday 4 May 2017 at 3.47pm.


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