A new start

Hi there! Welcome to Leeds Trinity if you are a new student – and welcome back to all those returning from summer breaks. We would like to welcome you to the Library’s new blog.

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Hi there! Welcome to Leeds Trinity if you have started here as a new student recently – and welcome back to all those returning from summer breaks. We are really looking forward to seeing you lovely bunch in the Library and helping you on your way to being brilliant!

We hope you’ve all had a great summer and are feeling ready to start the new academic year.  If not, don’t worry – university can be daunting and staying motivated is a struggle at times, but we will do our best to help you get to grips with the Library and ultimately help you get better marks.

A group of students working in a group study room in the Library

We’ve had a very busy summer here in the Library and for those returning students, you may notice a few changes about the place…  the biggest & most important improvement is our brand new extension, which was officially opened in September!  The extension includes state-of-the-art teaching rooms, new group study rooms (meaning we now have 17 in total), a wealth of informal study areas, as well as a new and improved café for you to get your morning caffeine fix. We hope you’ve already been in and experienced the benefits for yourself but if not we hope to see you soon.  We are so excited about this fantastic new space!  It’s been a long process to get to this point, and we thank you for your patience throughout any disruption – but we really hope you’ll agree – the end results are worth it!

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In other news…

Following our successful trial of 24 hour opening last year, we’re pleased to be able to offer it again, at key times – see our opening hours pages on the Library website for further details!

We’ve been busy making some other changes behind the scenes too – look out for our Request service, an easy way to tell us if you need any additional resources.  If you can’t get hold of a book, journal or other resource, or you’d like to make a recommendation, complete the form online. The Library team will try to make the resources available by purchasing them for the Library or borrowing them from another library.

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We’ve also improved our website, making our home page simpler and more intuitive, as well as streamlining our search boxes.  Additionally, you’ll find the catalogue easier to search now as we have improved the way search results display, meaning that search terms are highlighted in the detailed record, making it easier for you to identify relevant content.

And last (but not least!) you can now loan our DVDs for 2 weeks – plenty of time to binge-watch that boxset!

As always, if you need any help or support with accessing any library resources then please feel free to pop in, email us at libraryenquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk, call us on 0113 783244 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch. We know starting a new course or module can be daunting but we are here to help you Be Brilliant!

A new start

Hi there! Welcome to Leeds Trinity if you are a new student – and welcome back to all those returning from summer breaks. We would like to welcome you to the Library’s new blog.

Hi there! Welcome to Leeds Trinity if you are a new student – and welcome back to all those returning from summer breaks. We would like to welcome you to the Library’s new blog – we will use this to communicate news, announcements, information and advice over the coming academic year.

We hope you’ve all had a great summer and are feeling ready to start the new academic year.  If not, don’t worry – university can be daunting and staying motivated is a struggle at times, but we will do our best to help you get to grips with the Library and ultimately help you get better marks.

A group of students working in a group study room in the Library

We’ve had a very busy summer here in the Library and for those returning students, you may notice some changes about the place.  In case you didn’t know, the Library is currently being extended to create more study space, teaching rooms, a bigger and better café & IT Lab and updated to provide you guys with the stuff & space you need to succeed!

So here’s a summary of some of the physical changes that are happening at present:

  • the hoardings (behind which the builders have been working) will be coming down, revealing two brand new group study rooms on the first floor;
  • Four temporary group study areas on the 2nd floor are being created
  • A revamped 24-hour IT Lab will soon be unveiled
  • A brand new Helpdesk & lobby area is being constructed

Students discussing work in the Library's quiet zone

In other news, we’ve been busy making some changes behind the scenes too.  You’ll find the catalogue easier to search now as we have improved the way search results display.  We’ve got rid of all the pesky 2-day loans and you can now borrow DVDs for a week at a time.  We’ve purchased tonnes of new books to help support you in your studies, and have some fab new databases to help you with your research.

As always, if you need any help or support with accessing any library resources then please feel free to pop in, email us at libraryenquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk, call us on 0113 783244 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch. We know starting a new course or module can be daunting but we are here to help you Be Brilliant!