If you are coming up to exam time and need a place to study, look no further than your local library! Everybody knows exams are stressful but your local library can help by providing you with the perfect space and equipment to get prepared and make the most of your study time, all for FREE!
By simply visiting any public library across Northern Ireland, you can make full use of the dedicated study desks and comfortable chairs, free, reliable Wi-Fi and library computers as well as low cost printing and photocopying facilities. You don’t even need to be a library member but anyone who studies in Northern Ireland can become a member for FREE so remember to join when you are in to make the most out of the library!
Libraries NI Service Development Manager Kim Aiken said;
“Finding the right study environment is very important as you need to be able to focus and stay productive. Libraries provide the ideal environment for students of all ages to study effectively without unnecessary distractions and can be a very welcome change of scenery from school, college or your study space at home.
“They are also a great place to meet up with friends if you like to study in a group or need to get a project finished. If you prefer to study alone but still need to stay in touch with other students or your tutor, each library has a digital hub equipped with a webcam, video conferencing software, a screen and privacy monitor available to help you do so.”
The library of course is full of books. To help with revision for exams we have study guides and curriculum support materials and to help relax during breaks, anyone can pick up the latest best-selling novel or download a favourite eMagazine while lounging on the nearby comfortable seating. There are also a full range of health related books and eMagazines covering many important topics which students face today, including how to cope with stress and anxiety and tips on maintaining a good diet and fitness.
To further enhance your studying and research, all libraries offer free access to a range of online resources which can be logged into via the library computers. For example, thousands of electronic journal articles and books across many academic disciplines are available through JSTOR and Access to Research provides free access to over 10 million academic articles including journals and conference proceedings with subjects spanning the arts, business, mathematics and the sciences to name but a few.
If you still haven’t found what you are looking for, all Libraries NI members aged 18 or over can visit and borrow print material from any of the four Ulster University campus libraries by signing up to be a Civic Access borrower!
For information on the Civic Access Scheme, all the fantastic studying facilities available, visit your nearest library when they are open.
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