Your ideas - implemented

Here's how we've put student-led ideas from Jolt the Library into action

Charger Loans

The Library refurbishment addressed concerns about the availability of power sockets: they are now built into the majority of desks and furniture in the building. But what if you've left your charger at home? If you're running low of charge on your phone or tablet, head to the Information Point on A Floor. We now have the following chargers for loan:

  • USB to Micro-USB charging lead: These leads can be used to charge a range of Android phones, tablets and other compatible devices via the USB power sockets available throughout the Library
  • Apple 32-pin charging leads for iPhones (iPhone 3, 3Gs, 4 and 4s), iPads (Gen 1-3) and various iPods
  • Apple Lightning charging leads for iPhones (iPhone 5 and 6), iPad (iPad Air, Mini, iPad w/Retina display)  

Just bring your University card and you can borrow one for a couple of hours (enough to rescue you from a critical battery!). This idea was submitted by Chemical Engineering student Mustafa Asad.

Height Adjustable Desks

Computer Science student Karolis Ramanauskas suggested height adjustable desks to provide a welcome change of posture during long periods of study.

You'll find now height adjustable desks on A, B and C Floor of the Library. Look for the desks along the windows closest to Alexandra Square. 

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Law student Louise James suggested the loan of active noise cancelling headphones. If you like to study with music, we have five pairs of Sony MDR-ZX110NA headphones available from the Information Point for loan. These active headphones can help to reduce ambient background noise by up to 95%. 


Taking your ideas forward

Jolt the Library proved a valuable opportunity for a dialogue with Lancaster students about what they would like to see in their Library. We'll be reviewing the Jolt the Library entries to see how we can improve the student experience in the future.

Jolt the Library 2015 finalist Sherif Youssef

The Library welcomes feedback from students and staff at any time of the year. Got an idea about how we can improve your library? Get in touch with us.