Automatic renewals and laptop loans: improving your experience in the library

booksSince the beginning of the year, we’ve introduced an “automatic renewals” scheme, which means that you no longer have to remember to renew your books as the system will automatically do it for you!

Our new Director, Heather Thrift, who joined us in October was keen to move forward with our “student experience” objectives, one of which was to reduce the amount of money you spend on library fines. Putting automatic renewals in place has allowed us to do just that and this initiative has been well received.

You’ll now receive regular emails informing you which books have been successfully renewed and if for any reason there are books that haven’t been renewed and need to be returned. Books will not be automatically renewed if they have been requested by another borrower, so that you will still be able to get access to the texts you need. We’ve seen a huge reduction in the amount of library fines incurred by you and we welcome the positive feedback we’ve received.

Another initiative to improve your experience in the library has been introduction of 24 hour borrowing of laptops. Loanable laptops are available in each of the three libraries and are very well used. We updated the laptops in September and they are now available for use in the libraries around the clock.

This entry was posted in Astrophysics, Built Environment, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Education and Early Childhood Studies, Engineering Technology and Maritime Operations, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool Screen School, Mental Health and Counselling, Natural Sciences and Psychology, Nursing and Midwifery, Paramedic Studies, Pharmacy and Biomolecular Science, Primary and Professional Learning, Public Health, School of Law, Secondary and Vocational Education, Social Work, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Dance and Outdoor Education, Tourism Events and Food Studies and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s