What the Library is Doing to Support you during the exam period

24 Hour Opening at the albert sloman library: Tuesday 18 April – Friday 9 June 2017

The Library is open for 24 hours during the exam period – from 8am on Tuesday 18 April until exams end on Friday 9 June.

Library staff will be here:

  • Monday to Friday – 9am to 10pm
  • Saturday – 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday – 2 pm to 7pm

Security staff will carry out regular patrols overnight but may not be able to answer enquiries about library services. Try using LibChat, our online chat service or checking Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively you can e-mail libline@essex.ac.uk and we'll respond during the times indicated above.

Watch our exam tips video:

golden tickets

Every day during the exam period we'll be giving you the chance to find one of our golden tickets at the Albert Sloman Library and at The Forum, which entitle you to a free drink from Happy Days or Nosh on us. Look out for information on Twitter and Instagram each day on where to find them, and see the full Terms & Conditions here.

silence is golden

We're making Special Collections on the first floor of the Albert Sloman Library available as a supervised silent study space from Monday 24 April until the end of exams, 9am-5pm. Further information, including times when the room will not be available, can be found here.

relaxation area

We're also providing a small area for you to take a break and relax on the ground floor of the Albert Sloman Library. From Monday 24 April, you can chill out on a bean bag, play Jenga, leave your worries in our Worry Box to be shredded or do some therapeutic colouring. Both the silent and the relaxation areas are in response to what you said you would like us to provide when we asked you via our whiteboard, and you can continue to leave messages for us - or each other - there throughout exams.

Borrowable displays

We've got some themed book displays and reading lists coming up throughout exams, including books to help you study, de-stress, and take your mind off revision altogether. We're also proud to present our joint SU/Library BAME book display from Monday 24 April to Fri 5 May. Come and leave your suggestions for how we can diversify our collections, and let us know whether a BAME book group would appeal to you.


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