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English Faculty Library Services and information: Feedback & Training

User Experience Research in the EFL

In Lent Term 2016 the library staff carried out a big UX (user experience research) project on the use of the library space. A *huge* thank you to all of the students who helped us out, especially those who agreed to be interviewed. We'll share the results of our project with you soon but in the meantime, this is the sort of thing we've been doing!

These are observation maps of the first floor and ground floor. The lines represent the paths students took in the library.




There are lots of opportunities to give us feedback on the library: 

Email questions and suggestions to or come and find us at the library desk or at Tea @ Three.


Library Skills Training

English Faculty Library runs training for undergrads and postgrads throughout the year.



  • First year tours & induction sessions - helping you find your way around the library and practical tips on hitting the ground running in your first weeks.
  • UL tours - EFL staff lead tours of the UL (which isn't as scary as it looks...!). How to use the lockers, how to get inside the library, and making sense of the class-mark system.
  • How to Read Ten Books in an Hour (or How to Stop Procrastinating and Find Stuff for your Essays) - Practical training on time-management, speed-reading and getting organised.
  • Dissertation referencing surgeries - help getting your footnotes in order and making sure your references match up with the faculty style guide.


University Library

The UL frequently runs training on topics such as introductions to the manuscripts reading room. 

See the UL's training programme page for more details.