The library has and will always be my favourite part of the University of Leicester. It was opened in 2008 by the Queen herself and the Duke of Edinburgh. Especially during the last week and a half, the library has been a home for me. I have spent for time awake in the library than at my student accommodation. I wake up each morning, eat breakfast and go to the library. Then I leave at 9pm (only because the library closes a 9pm during the holidays) and go home to eat dinner, watch an episode of a series that I’m addicted to (e.g. Luke Cage), plan the next day and go to bed.
The reason why I love the library so much is because it caters to everyone’s studying needs. Some people like working in groups and there are spaces for group interactions, they even have group study rooms that you can book if you have a group meeting or project that you want to do. There are quiet zones for those who need a quiet space to work, and for people like me there is the silent zone. I love the silent zone, no noise except for the sound of keyboards on laptops. And if someone is making noise, there is a number you can text and a librarian will come and tell them to be silent or to move to a different area where they can freely talk. There are numerous computer rooms where you can work if you don’t want to carry your laptop with you to university every day. And of course last but not least are the helpful staff in the library, from the friendly cleaners who smile at you, to the librarians who are always eager to help you find a book, and if they don’t have the book, they suggest a way to get the book through the library. There’s also the IT help desk for when my 3 and half years old laptop starts acting up (which has been happening a lot recently).
I honestly don’t know how I would have been able to cope, or do the amount of work that I have done if it hadn’t been for such an amazing library.