A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library past

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We’ve dug out some gems from the Modern Records Centre to help tell the story of Library life in Term 3…By Nuala Clarke

It’s Term 3 and with it comes a demand for a strict Library etiquette to be observed. Tensions are high and whisperings in the Floor 2 extension will no longer be tolerated. Here’s a guide to Term 3 through our archive photos:

1. Let’s keep hot drinks to Floors 1 & 2 in the main Library building

A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library past

Knitted stockings, however, are allowed in all areas of the Library. Encouraged even.

2. Shuuuusshhhh…

A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library past

Floors 3, 4 & 5 and the floor 2 extension are all quiet and silent study areas so make sure you keep noise to a minimum. Floor 2 extension also has laptop-free zones so check the signage if you are bringing your own laptop in.

3. Don’t camp out in the Library…

A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library past

While the Library is 24/7 in Term 3, we don’t want you to be spending an unhealthy amount of time here. Make sure you go home and get your 8 hours sleep!

 4. Do you really need to use the lift?

A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library past

We all know that taking the lift to floor 2 (unless you actually need to – in which case, please do!) is a frown-able offence.

5. Jam sandwiches and lashings of lemonade! 

A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library pastHot food isn’t allowed in the Library and no one wants to sit next to someone eating a tuna sandwich. Why not take your lunch outside and picnic like you’re living an Enid Blyton novel? British weather permitting…

6. Leaving the Library?

A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library past

Make sure you take your belongings with you if you’ll be gone for more than a quick lunch break. And never leave any precious items unattended. Laptops for example, or long reams of fabric…

7. Rallying together?

A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library past

“A good team needs three things: the right people, the right spirit, and a couple of inside jokes”. Keep group work to Floors 1 & 2 (or the grids), so as to not disturb others.

8. Have some fun! 

A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library past

You need to take breaks for effective revision so take some Library-leave and get some fresh air!

Best of luck with your exams, theses and dissertations! I’ll leave you with an old list of rules for bell-ringers that put the Library’s to shame!

A guide to Term 3 told by the ghost of Library past

 

These photos have been taken from our archive collections in the Modern Records Centre.

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