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Exams and the Library

24 hour opening, revision support, open book exam resources. Everything you need to take your exams this May.

We know that exams can be challenging, and for many of you this will be your first exam experience of the pandemic. We are on hand with a place to study, alongside revision and exam resources to give you the knowledge and skills to ace your exams.

Open 24 hours a day for essential use

From Monday 3 May until Friday 4 June, the Edward Boyle and Laidlaw Libraries will be open around the clock for booked study sessions. Other campus libraries will be open, see our opening hours for a full view.

The space is available for you to revise and take exams if you don’t have access to adequate study space where you live.

We know that lots of you would rather be revising in the Library than at home or the other spaces on campus, but please only book space if you absolutely need it. The number of spaces we can offer is limited by the social distancing regulations we must follow. We are making as many spaces as possible available, and have increased opening hours, but we can only offer around a quarter of our total pre-covid seating.

There are many who don’t have access to facilities to revise or undertake their online exams – please be mindful of others and only book what you need across the revision and exams period.

If you do book a space but then realise you can’t make it, please cancel your session as soon as possible to make the space available for someone else. Also, check out if you’re leaving your session early.

You still need to book your space in advance and the usual rules apply for bookings.

Visit our study space webpage for full details on how to book and to view our full Covid safety rules.

Revision and exams support

To make things as easy as possible for you, we’ve created the Revision, Procrastination and Exams padlet so everything you need is in one place.

We’ve curated a selection of the best exam and revision resources for you, including revision techniques, online exam resources, tips from our Skills@Library Learning Advisors, and ebooks that will help you achieve exam success.

There is also one-to-one help available from Skills@Library too, should you need it.

Visit the Revision, Procrastination, and Exams padlet

Taking care of you

Exams can be stressful, so it is very important to look after yourself during the exam period.

Make sure you take some time for yourself. Schedule regular breaks from revising, as well as taking time away from your screens. You can do something fun to take your mind elsewhere, such as reading a book, listening to music, going for a walk, or doing some gentle exercise to wind down.

If things get difficult, there are a number of networks that can help. Leeds University Union are on hand help and support, while The Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service offer self-help resources alongside mental health and wellbeing appointments through Zoom.

If you would prefer to reach out anonymously, togetherall is also available for you to unpack your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential online space.