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Pre-registration Borrowing

Are you planning to start a course at Exeter University from the new academic year (September 2013)? If so, congratulations and welcome! Whether you’re brand new to Exeter, or a returning student  – perhaps you’re a current undergraduate hoping to embark on postgraduate studies – we hope you’ll find your new course of study to be rewarding, stimulating and enjoyable.

If you’re planning to be in Exeter during the summer before your new course starts you may wish to take advantage of our Pre-Registration Borrowing scheme.

What’s Pre-Registration Borrowing?

This scheme allows students who will be beginning a course at Exeter in Autumn 2013 to register with the Library early so you can borrow books over the Summer. The maximum number of items you will be able to borrow at once will depend on the type of course you are undertaking, see here for further details. Exeter Libraries are open every day throughout the Summer, with staff on hand to help, so this could be a good way to get to know our resources or get ahead with your reading before the start of term!

Borrow books before the start of your new course with our Pre-Registration Borrowing scheme

Are there any restrictions?

Please note that this category of membership does not give you access to our to our electronic resources, although if you live locally you are welcome to look at our electronic books and journals on site using the ‘walk-in access’ PC facilities at the Forum and St Luke’s Libraries.  Please ask Library for more information about this.

Is there a charge for this?

No! Pre-registration Library membership is free to all eligible future students.

Sounds useful, how do I register?

Call in to the Forum Library or St Luke’s Library and collect a Pre-Registration Borrowing form. Alternatively, you can print out the form in advance from  this page: please select either the Undergraduate Pre-Registration Borrowing Form or the Postgraduate one according the category of course you will be commencing. The form needs to be completed and then countersigned by the College in which you intend to study. Once this has been done bring  the form to the Library and we’ll supply a membership card that will let you borrow over the summer.

This facility is available from June 14th 2013 onwards. Please contact if you have any further questions.

Explore St Luke’s Library Competition – Prize Winner!

This has been a big week for prize-giving in the Library – what a pleasure! Not only did Athicha Siriboonlamom, winner of the Library Quality Survey prize draw, collect her iPad at the Forum Library (full story here) but over at St Luke’s Library we were pleased to be able to meet the prize winner of our ‘Explore St Luke’s Library’ Competition.

This competition  involved identifying various mystery views around the Library and matching them to nearby book holdings. Our winner was Stephen Eftekhari, a postgraduate student in Education who said the competition was challenging but enjoyable. Stephen is a regular user of St Luke’s Library so his prize – a £25 voucher to spend in Waitrose which is handily located just across the road from St Luke’s Campus – should come in very handy! Well done Stephen!

Stephen was presented with his voucher by Roxanne Crabb, Forum Library supervisor (pictured) and Rachel Oakes, St Luke’s Library Supervisor.

Prize winner Stephen Eftekhari with Library Supervisor Roxanne Crabb

Although the competition is now finished, St Luke’s Library is still a great place to explore, and you don’t need to be registered on a St Luke’s-based course to use the facilities. So if you’ve never visited before why not take the opportunity to study there this term? Just a short walk from the city centre, St Luke’s Library offers:

  • Over 180 study spaces
  • A 24/7 swipe accessible PC cluster and study room
  • Bookable group rooms
  • AccessAbility Room
  • Designated quiet study space
  • A kitchen-style breakout area
  • A wide range of resources with specialisms in Education, Sports Sciences and Medicine
  • All set in a beautiful green campus environment with far reaching views across the city!

Find out more including opening times and how to get there on the St Luke’s Library webpages.

Library Quality Survey – Prize Winner!

Athicha Siriboonlamom took part in the recent Library Quality Survey, and was very glad she did – she was selected in a random draw, and was the lucky winner of the iPad !

Aticha Siriboonlamom with her prize

Athicha, a postgraduate student in the Graduate School of Education and a frequent user of St Lukes library, was presented with her prize by Library Champions Sophie Hunter, Josephine Hornsey and Andrew Eckert.  Library Champions are a vital team of student volunteers who liaise with and promote the Library, as well as influencing Library purchasing in their subject area.

Aticha with Library Champions Sophie Hunter, Josephine Hornsey and Andrew Eckert.

In her own words, Athicha summed up how she felt about the Library:  “St Lukes Library saved my life, especially when I had to complete my assignments and I couldn’t work at home.   The Library staff are really friendly and helpful.”

The Library was very grateful to everyone who completed the survey, which offers us the chance to really appreciate what our customers want most from us.  We are now working hard to make improvements, based on what you told us.  A summary of the results is available here.

Congratulations, Athicha – we hope you enjoy your new iPad!

Images of Research 2012 winners announced

IoRWinner2012On Friday 25th May, the winners for the Images of Research 2012 competition were announced. The competition was run jointly by the Library and Employability & Graduate Development and was open to all postgraduate researchers. It aimed to highlight the wide range of research that is taking place at the university, using images to look at that research in a new and exciting way. There were three categories and a winner was selected in each by our panel of judges.

The three categories & their winners were:

Enhancing the quality of life, health & creative output
Winner: Helen Owton ‘The Meaning of Breathing’

Increasing the effectiveness of public services & policy
Winner: Nick Napper ‘Are text based slides really the best we can do?’ (pictured alongside his winning poster with David Billington (one of the judges & Executive Director of Great Western Research))

Fostering UK & global economic importance
Winner: Neil Ormerod ‘Trail Test’

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who entered. Thanks also to the Annual Fund for their generous support of this project. The posters are now available to view in the breakout space in the Research Commons.