Welcome back to the Lent Term of 2015 at the Pendlebury Library of Music. Now that the Christmas festivities are over and Pendlebury staff are refreshed after their extended break, it’s time to take stock of what’s new.
Some of you may have already ventured through the doors at the end of the Library, mysteriously marked “Library Annexe”.
This takes you through via a linking corridor to a room on the ground floor of what is known as the “old house” – 11 West Road, housing the Faculty of Music offices.
This annexe to the library contains three Yamaha Clavinova pianos for the use of library users, each with its own stool and music stand. If your college is out of town, and you have some time free between lectures, why not try them out? If you need to work on your composition, or just want to practice, collect a pair of headphones from the issue desk and head off to the annexe to play.The Library Annexe is not open on a Saturday, but don’t forget that the main Pendlebury Library does open on Saturdays in term-time, from 09:30 – 12:45. So if you’ve forgotten to borrow something you need for the weekend, come and visit us – maybe pick up an overnight loan book then which you can use until 10:00 on Monday morning.
In response to student requests for a group study space, we have now some tables and chairs in the library annexe for student use. It’s not bookable, but if you want to use it for quiet (ish) discussion, please feel free. There is no need to ask the library staff – you can just head off to the annexe and use it if no-one else has got there before you!
We’ll be monitoring it’s use to make sure it doesn’t cause too much disturbance to either the admin staff on the floor above or to the keyboard users.
Last, but not least, we welcome Kate Crane, who has joined us as library assistant until July 2015 – Kate will be splitting her working week between the Pendlebury Library and the Music Department in the Anderson Room of the University Library, so you may get to recognize her in more than one location. Kate has a degree in music from Newcastle University and has just completed a library graduate traineeship at the University of Essex.