Library: revision support

Information on how the Library can support you during the summer revision and assessment period.

Library opening times

Having reopened all of our libraries and study centres in April in line with government and university guidelines, we are now able to offer longer opening times in some of our locations throughout the summer assessment periodPlease see our increased opening hours announcement for further details. These extensions will enable you to plan your revision more flexibly, at times that better suit your study practices.

Library seat booking system

You will already be familiar with the booking system that we have had in place for some time to help you plan and undertake your revision by booking library seats for specific time slotsIn recent weeks we have made some changes to the system to build in greater flexibility that reflects usage patterns.

IMPORTANT: the summer assessment period is an extremely busy time, so it’s even more important now to use the seat booking system as part of your revision planning.

Study Skills

If you want to learn about some useful ideas, tips and ways of working that will help you optimise your revision experience, try our online study resources: 

Revising on your own can leave you lacking motivation. Thelp you offset that sense of isolation you can connect online and work alongside others in our Online Study lounge.

You can also talk to a tutor about your exam technique, revision skills or how to prepare for assessments -book a tutorial online here. 

In addition, you can read student perspectives and join the discussion on the Study Skills blog. 

Subject support 

You can continue to get help with subject-related enquiries and advice about library resources from your dedicated subject librarian 


We have revamped our regular wellbeing information to bring you some resources to support you during the assessment period. Some are interactive, others are simply soothing. All we hope are enjoyable, and will help you to relax and be productive. 

Library ‘one-stop shop’ 

Please keep an eye on our ‘one-stop shop’ as this will continue to provide you with everything you need to know about Library services and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

24/7 chat service 

You can contact us at any time with an enquiry using our live chat service – just look out for the red ‘Need help? Chat here’ tab on the library homepage. Alternatively to can email us at  



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