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Supporting Education at Cambridge

Student Experience in Libraries

Student Experience

Student Alone Studying
Student Experience Activities
   Surveys, qualitative research and data gathering; feedback on library experience
   Oversight of library work on the set of LibGuides for Cambridge University Libraries
   Investigate technology to enhance teaching & learning both online and in physical spaces
   SpaceFinder site: review and promotion
   Oversight of borrowing policies for all patrons, but especially students
   Support for University-wide projects impacting students
   Widening Participation:  build a one-stop-shop for the wider institution in support for WP
   Support for University projects eg Transition year.
   Feedback on Enquiries and Support (see the Support Group)
   Book purchase suggestion forms (in liaison with Collections Group)
   Resource Discovery - iDiscover for student experience (in liaison with Collections Group)

Get involved!


Want to help make library services even better?

Fancy earning a £10 gift voucher* as a thank you from us?

We're looking for your help to test the following library services:

Reading Lists Online - online reading lists used by many faculties and departments to direct you towards physical and electronic collections of books, journals and more!

If you would like to participate in our usability testing, at a time and date that is convenient for you, please send an email to and we'll be in touch!

All you need to participate in these studies is access to a PC or laptop where you can share your screen over an online meeting (either in Microsoft Teams or Zoom) and to have one hour of free time to run through some exercises with a member of our user experience team.

We will check your permission that you are happy for us to record the session for data collection purposes only, and we will delete the recording before the end of Michaelmas Term at the very latest. You will remain anonymous through the process of collecting and reporting the data. We will email your gift voucher code following the session, so there is no need to meet us in person!

If you haven't seen or used these services, but would be interested in the study, you are very welcome to participate. No previous experience is required!

*Subject to numbers of participants needed. Availability of gift voucher providers may vary.

Students Studying in AMES Library

All photos on this guide are from Alice the Camera

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