You’ve survived your first week of lectures and we hope you are settling into life at Swansea University. There may be a few things you are still unsure about, though. Those of you who came to a library induction during Welcome Week had a chance to ask us questions online using an app called Sli.do. We asked you a few questions about the library too. Thank you to all those who took part. Here are our answers to your most common questions about the library:-
What time do other Library services such as the café close?
The café in the library is self-service, so it’s open when the library is – 24 hours a day, 362 days a year (we close on the 25th December, 26th December and 1st January). There are vending machines selling Starbucks coffee and snacks in the café. You can also bring your own food to eat there.
Can you play music through headphones in the silent study rooms at a reasonable volume?
Yes that’s fine, but make sure no one else can hear your music! If you do notice someone making a noise in one of the silent study rooms, let a member of staff know so that we can ask them to be quiet (we won’t say that you told us!).
Are there any restrictions on what websites you can access on the library computers? Using YouTube for example.
You are responsible adults, so we don’t generally restrict access to websites on library computers. You can access YouTube and similar sites.
If you only have the book for one night, are you allowed to photocopy important pages to keep?
Yes, that’s a very good idea. Remember though, copyright regulations mean that you are only allowed to photocopy up to one chapter or 5% of a book (whichever is greater).
Can you guys help with getting emails to come through to your phone?
If you have any questions about your email, connecting to Wi-Fi or other IT queries, please ask our staff at the Information Desk in the library, if they can’t help, they’ll try to find someone who can!
Those were some of the most popular questions from the induction sessions, but there were lots of others too. We’ll look at those later this week, so watch this space!