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Exam and assessment support

The Library is here to support you throughout the exam and assessment period. Below is outlined some of the support the Library has put in place for this busy period, alongside some information from other University teams that you may find helpful.

24/7 opening

The David Wilson Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staffed services are available Monday to Friday 8.00am to 9.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Study spaces on campus

Silent and quiet spaces for individual study are available in the David Wilson Library.

Group spaces and bookable group study rooms can be found in the David Wilson Library with additional bookable rooms in Freeman's Common's Cottages. Bookable spaces for individual study are available on the Mezzanine of the Charles Wilson building.

There are also a variety of drop-in study spaces across campus in Brookfield, the Charles Wilson building, Percy Gee and other University buildings.

More information can be found below

Text and Tell us

If you notice an issue in the Library building, such as a broken door handle or a drinks spill, or are being disturbed by noise in a Silent Zone you can text us at 0116 347 0605 during our staffed hours or speak to a member of staff at the Information Hub on the Ground Floor.

Bookable assessment spaces

From 9-26 May bookable spaces for assessments will be available on the third floor of the Charles Wilson Building in rooms 304 and 305. 82 PCs can be booked for a half or full-day.

Pop-up study spaces  

From 2-26 May (excluding bank holidays) pop-up study spaces will be available in teaching rooms in the Library and across campus so that more study spaces are available for the busy exam period. These spaces will be available from 8am-6pm and no booking is required. The spaces available are:

  • IT Room 1 – David Wilson Library (Ground Floor)
  • E-Sports Lab – David Wilson Library (Ground Floor)
  • SSDS Seminar Room – David Wilson Library (Second Floor) (From 3 May)
  • FJ L17 – Fielding Johnson Building (Second Floor) (From 9 May)
  • ATT104 - Attenborough Seminar Block (First Floor)  (From 9 May)

The Centre for Academic Achievement

The Centre for Academic Achievement produces a wide range of short self-study guides to support you to succeed in your studies. Our guides are based on questions we're often asked, and cover topics such as note taking, time management, exam preparation and referencing.

Students' Union De-stress 2023

The Students' Union will be running a range of activities between 9 and 12 May and have put together some de-stress top tips and resources for looking after your wellbeing during the exam period. Hot drinks and snacks will be available on the Ground Floor of the David Wilson Library from 9-12 May, 11.00am-3.00pm.

Library ‘Zone Out’ Area

In collaboration with the Students’ Union the Information and Engagement Zone on the Ground Floor will become a 'Zone Out' area where you can take a break from your studies. Please feel welcome to come by if you are working in the Library and would like to ‘Zone Out’ for a while.

Search and discover our collections

Library Search searches across a vast range of scholarly and research content which the University Library subscribes to online or holds in print.

Library Help

If you need more help with using Library resources, spaces or services, search our FAQs or email us via Library Help.

Alternative Exam Arrangements

If you have a disability or long-term condition and would require any alternative exam arrangements because of this, please speak to the AccessAbility Centre, as they will be able to advise further. You can contact them at and more information can be found on their Exam Arrangements page.

Other Exam Queries

If you have further queries about exams, such as how to access your exam timetable or what materials are permitted in the exam rooms, please see the Students' guide to exams (University of Leicester login required).


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