We may have had to make changes to the services detailed on this page due to COVID–19 restrictions. 

Please see our Coronavirus information page for the latest updates. 

See the results of our latest Ping Pong Polls!

Look out for our Ping Pong voting machine in the Library. We post the results of our latest polls on this page and on Twitter.

Question:

Where do you store your University work files? 

Results:

  • On an external device (e.g. USB stick, phone): 62%
  • University OneDrive: 16%
  • Hard drive: 12%
  • Cloud storage not run by the University (e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive): 10%

What we're doing about this result:

We will actively promote University-owned secure cloud-based storage to our students and staff.

 

Question:

Which of these icons would you prefer as a 'favourites' icon in the new SUPrimo search?

Results:

  • Heart: 41%
  • Star: 37%
  • Pin: 12%
  • Flag: 10% 

What we're doing about this result:

We introduced a heart-shaped icon for favourites in SUPrimo. See our You Said, We Did page for more.

 

Question:

What horrifies you about the Library?

Results:

  • Other people hog desk space: 37%
  • I have to queue to get in: 20%
  • Other people are noisy: 24%
  • I can't find the book I want: 19% 

What we're doing about this result:

We ran our campaign "Don't Be a Space Invader" and will repeat this at busy times.

 

Question:

Would you use a self-service binding machine?

Results:

  • Yes: 67%
  • No: 33%

What we're doing about this result:

Our plans to introduce a self-service binding station were interrupted by the COVID–19 pandemic.

We will revisit this as soon as we can.

 
 

Question:

Undergraduates can borrow 15 items at a time. Postgraduates can borrow 20. Is this enough?

Results:

Undergraduates:

  • Yes: 57%
  • No: 43%

Postgraduates:

  • Yes: 73%
  • No: 27% 

What we're doing about these results:

We have opted not to increase borrowing limits. See our You Said, We Didn't page for more. 

 

Question:

How do you feel about copyright?

Results:

  • Terrified: 65%
  • Confident: 22%
  • A bit worried: 13%

What we're doing about this result:

Our Information Governance team created a Copyright Skills Boost session. We actively promoted these sessions with a mini campaign.

 

Question:

How would you like to receive information about copyright?

Results:

  • Online training: 76%
  • Written guidance: 15%
  • Face-to-face training: 9% 
 
 

Question:

Are you aware we have a Media Library?

Results:

  • No: 71%
  • Yes, but I haven't used it: 16%
  • No: 13%
 

What we're doing about this result:

Our efforts to make more people aware of the Media Library and its offerings were interrupted by the COVID–19 pandemic.

We'll revisit this work as soon as we can.

 

Question:

Would you prefer to get an email when you borrow a book instead of a paper receipt?

Results:

  • Yes: 87%
  • No: 13% 

What we're doing about this result:

We introduced e-receipts for all borrowers.

Question:

Which aspect/s of academic research do you feel ill-prepared for?

Results:

  • Finding hgh-quality literature for assignments: 39%
  • Finding somewhere quiet to study: 17%
  • Referencing what I've read: 19%
  • Finding materials for teaching placements: 25%

Poll ran:

  • From Monday 19-08-19
  • To Sunday 25-08-19
Pie chart showing results of a poll in the Library. 31% of people said they like our opening hours. 69% said they did not like them.

Question:

Library Love Swipe: Library opening hours. Do you like them, yes or no?

Results:

  • I don't like them: 69%
  • I do like them: 31%

Poll ran:

  • From Friday 15-02-19
  • To Monday 18-02-19
Pie chart showing results of a poll in the Library. 80% of people said they like our discussion rooms. 20% said they did not like them.

Question:

Library Love Swipe: Library discussion rooms. Do you like them, yes or no?

Results:

  • I do like them: 80%
  • I don't like them: 20%

Poll ran:

  • From Thursday 14-02-19
  • To Friday 15-02-19
Pie chart showing results of a poll in the Library. 72% of people said they like our ebooks. 28% said they did not like them.

Question:

Library Love Swipe: eBooks. Do you like them, yes or no?

Results:

  • I do like them: 72%
  • I don't like them: 28%

Poll ran:

  • From Wednesday 13-02-19
  • To Thursday 14-02-19
Pie chart showing results of a poll in the Library. 79% of people said they like the new designs for the Strathclyde mobile app. 21% said they did not like them.

Question:

Library Love Swipe: New designs for the Strathclyde mobile app. Do you like them, yes or no?

Results:

  • I do like them: 79%
  • I don't like them: 21%

Poll ran:

  • From Tuesday 12-02-19
  • To Wednesday 13-02-19
Pie chart showing results of a poll in the Library. 73% of people said they like our print books. 27% said they did not like them.

Question:

Library Love Swipe: Print books. Do you like them, yes or no?

Results:

  • I do like them: 73%
  • I don't like them: 27%

Poll ran:

  • From Monday 11-02-19
  • To Tuesday 12-02-19