Cardiff Law Library welcomes self-service and wireless technologies
Innovations made in 2007 to the law library have resulted in positive student feedback and greater functionality. Course books in heavy demand in the Short Loan collection were tagged over the summer of 2007 so that library users could issue books themselves at a new self-service terminal. The new ‘DIY’-style additions to the library library has proved very popular. Students wishing to issue library resources no longer need to queue to borrow short loan books. This change has also benefited library staff, allowing them to concentrate more on student queries and other demands.
The entire law library has become a wireless zone. Laptops registered for use on the university network have since been used to access the internet and e-mail, without the need for a cable connection to the network. For students in halls of residence, the registration for this service cannot be easier. The first time they connect to the network their laptop is automatically screened for viruses and security, before registering automatically.
Both innovations have resulted in a law library that is easier to navigate and more customer-friendly.