Library users get higher grades!

A common thought among students (according to personal experience and some research done among friends) at the start of a new semester or course is: This time I will be diligent and in good time with all my reports and exams! The reason for this promise to yourself might be to get better grades, to learn more from the course or maybe just to be more efficient and be able to use some of your time on more fun things. Sometimes this promise lasts throughout the whole course/semester and sometimes it just falls apart after a day, or a week.

If the purpose of the promise you’ve made is to get better grades, then here’s a tip for you: Use the Library!

During the fall 2014 a research project called Library Impact Data Project (LIDP) was finished at the University of Huddersfield, in which they studied how library use affects the study results. The researchers studied data on student library use (use of e-resources, borrowing statistics and library gate entries) and data on the student attainment. There were a total of eight different universities in the UK that were included in the study. The conclusion was that there is a clear correlation between high library use and level of degree result. However, one can not say for certain that the relationship is causal.

So if you have set you mind to be diligent in order to get better grades, why not use the Library more? Even if the was no certain causal relationship between library use and student attainment, the use of library materials most likely won’t make things worse for you.

Welcome to the Library, and use all of our resources, both physical books and articles, e-material and our staff – the Librarians are more than happy to help you!

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Text: Katharina Nordling

Conduct Policy for the Library

Now that our new quiet studyroom is open, it may be appropriate to remind of the regulations we have for everyone’s enjoyment in the library premises.

Conduct Policy for the Library

The library is a place of work for many visitors and staff. Together we can create a good working environment by following the code of conduct described below.

  • Adjust the sound level. We ask you to speak in a normal tone of voice, set your mobile phone on silent mode and avoid making telephone calls when you are close to the Information Point and work stations.
  • Total silence is to be kept in the Quiet study room. Eating candy or listening to music with ear phones might be regarded as disturbing.
  • You may bring beverages in capped bottles or in cups with a top cover when you are studying in the library. Sweets and fruit are also allowed. Please make sure you dispose of litter in the wastepaper basket and leave the premises the way you wish to find them.
  • Please use the facilities, equipment and material in the library with care. Leave pieces of furniture in the place where you found them.
  • Computers are only to be used according to the ethical rules of SUNET (www.sunet.se).You must have a user-ID to be able to use the computers in the library. The university provides you with a user-ID. Students from other universities may obtain a temporary user-ID by contacting the library staff.

Read more on our website about group study rooms, storage lockers, work places and rental of the premises.

Contact Tove or Christel if you have any further questions on  tove.lekselius@hb.se or christel.olsson@hb.se

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//Lisa Carlson