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Look how much we raised for Comic Relief!

Thank you to everyone who chose to donate their Library fines to RAG’s Comic Relief appeal on Red Nose Day (Friday March 15th) rather than paying them to us. Thanks to the generosity of our Library users we managed to raise a whopping…


Roxanne Crabb, Forum Library Supervisor, was pleased to handover the money raised to members of the RAG committee who were thrilled with the amount we raised. This money will be added to the amount raised by RAG from other fundraising efforts and we should be able to publicise the the grand total raised very soon. The money will go to support a variety of charitable initiatives in the UK and abroad, do check out the Comic Relief website for more information.


Thanks again to all who gave so generously and got into the fun and giving spirit of Red Nose Day!

Donate your Library fines to Comic Relief on 15th March

Here in the Library we’re always keen to support good causes, and to work with our students, which is why we’re  happy to be teaming up with RAG to help raise money for Comic Relief.

Friday 15th March is Red Nose Day, a national fundraising appeal fronted by various celebrities including Lenny Henry, Jason Donovan and even Miss Piggy! The money raised will help a variety of good causes at home and abroad, for example: supporting victims of domestic abuse and young people living on the streets in the UK, or providing communities with fresh water and life-saving vaccines in Africa. Check out the Comic Relief website for more information.

RAG are running various events during Comic Relief week to raise money for Comic Relief – see their Facebook for more details – and as part of their campaign we’re offering you the opportunity to donate your Library fines to the cause.

On Friday 15th March, rather than paying your fines money to us we will be inviting you to donate the equivalent amount to RAG’s Comic Relief appeal.  Donations must be cash only and made in person at one of our Library desks – we regret that we cannot accept charity donations via credit card or using our online payment system.  We will also be collecting, so if you don’t have a fine to pay but would still like to donate you will be welcome to do so – please see Library staff.

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to give generously, support worthy causes, and clear any outstanding fines on your Library record!

Look how much we raised!

Towards the end of last year the Library teamed up with the University’s RAG (Raising and Giving) society to help raise money for a number of local and international good causes including Isaac’s House, Devon Rape Crisis Service, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Force Cancer Charity, Exeter Community Action, The Eddystone Trust and Cancer Research UK. On the Friday of RAG week we gave Library users the chance to donate any fines on their account to RAG charities rather than paying them in the usual way.

Thanks to the generosity of Exeter University Staff and Students we raised a grand total of £353.65 for RAG. Library Customer Services manager, Kathy Baro, was pleased to pass this amount to RAG Committee members during a handover at the Forum Library.

The Library’s Kathy Baro with committee members from RAG

Thanks to all who contributed by donating fines to RAG’s array of worthy causes.

For more information on future RAG fundraising ventures do check out their webpages.

The Library During Children in Need

As reported on the University’s News and Events web pages, hundreds of students and school children are busy preparing for a celebration with Pudsey as they transform The Forum at the University of Exeter into a family-friendly open party. A packed programme of free entertainment will be broadcast nationwide, raising thousands of pounds for Children in Need on Friday November 16th 2012.

It promises to be an exciting and colorful event, and you are very welcome to join in the fun – in the Library we are doing our bit to raise money by offering you the chance to donate your Library fines money to the appeal. However, if what you really want to do is simply to continue your studies in peace, Library staff will be more than happy to help you find a quiet spot.

Please note The Sanctuary will be unavailable all day on Friday 16th due to Children in Need events taking place there.

The Forum Library will remain open and accessible throughout.

We anticipate that the ‘Forum’ end of the library is likely to be affected by the boisterous nature of the event, but that the Silent Study and Group Study areas towards the rear of the Library will probably be relatively unaffected.

If you prefer to avoid the Forum and the Forum Library altogether, our Library staff will be happy to offer directions to alternative study areas –.

The Library’s ‘Pudsey-free zones’ include:

Research Commons offering a large Reading Room, multi-media seminar room and a café-style break out space, the Research Commons is housed in the Old Library building on the Streatham campus near the University Chapel.  Research Commons is open until 9pm

St Lukes Campus Library: offering over 180 study spaces; a 24/7 Study Room and the 24/7 Haighton PC Cluster, the Library is housed in the Haighton Building on St Lukes Campus.  The Library is open until 9pm, after which the 24/7 Study Room will continue to be available

Amory Study Centre offering a mix of silent, quiet and group study facilities, and a total of c240 seats.  The Amory Study Centre is usually open until 8pm but the Library has arranged special extended opening hours (until midnight) for t on Children in Need night, so that you can continue working here away from any disruption in the Forum.

The Amory Study Centre will be open for you until midnight on Friday 16th November