The holidays will soon be upon us and we hope you enjoy the winter break. However, you might be thinking about studying and borrowing items over the holidays, here’s what you need to know.
“Librarians took me in. They gave me stories. I discovered Mirkwood and climbed an Oak Tree with Bilbo Baggins and saw an armada of black butterflies fluttering above the tree tops. I went in search of more” – Chris Riddell, from “Life Changing Books or Librarians I Have Loved…a Love Letter”.
Welcome to Canterbury Public Library. We offer free access to books and computers, hire of music, audiobooks and films.
Below you can read a typical day in the life of me, a customer service assistant, so you can get a feel for the type of things we do. For the full immersive experience, imagine wearing an orange T-Shirt (It’s Orange Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays and Mondays and Tuesdays for us…but it’s good, because you know where we are if you need us).
The Library LRS team are mostly based in Canterbury Augustine House library, but you might spot us out and about as we work with all staff and students across all the campuses! We are composed of subject-specialist and research Librarians who support you in developing the information and digital skills that you need to do well at university; Academic Learning Advisors who help you to develop your academic skills; and the Academic English Service who supports you if English is not your first language.
Hello, and welcome to the RDD team. You’ll find us working behind the scenes in Augustine House, where our main focus is to make sure we have the right learning resources for the right courses, and that they are discoverable by all library users. This could be physical resources such as books and journals on the shelves or digital resources from e-books to e-journals and databases. We take care of everything from ordering right through to user access.
We at the User Experience Team have a motto.
It’s quite simple… you may have seen it on signs in our libraries.
It’s…. Just ASK!
And we really do mean it! We’re here to help you.
Can’t find an item on our shelves? – Just ASK
Need help issuing a book? – Just ASK
Not sure how to place a reservation? – Just ASK
Not sure how to photocopy? – Just ASK