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Our performance

We are committed to providing high quality customer service and to the principle of continuous improvement. To help us we have developed a set of standards for measuring our core activities.

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Our latest monthly performance summary is available on notice boards within each library as well as online.

Current key customer experience service standards include:

Availability of services and facilities

  • Your Library and Extended Library Study Lounges will be open for all published opening hours.
  • All your critical online library services will be available all day, every day of the year. This includes:
    • Library OneSearch (library and online holdings)
    • Circulation (borrowing and return).

Efficiency of service operation and delivery

  • You will not have to queue longer than one minute for services in the libraries and Extended Library Study Lounges. This includes information desks, self-service units, photocopiers and printers.
  • If you report an item as missing, we will respond within 48 hours to let you know if we have found it or if an alternative is available.
  • If you request a book shown as available in another NTU library, we will get it to the library of your choice within 48 hours.
  • If the book you need to support your studies is not on Library OneSearch we will provide you with a copy within 3 working days.
  • We will return books and other library items back to the shelves within 18 hours.
  • We will tidy shelves within two hours of you reporting them as untidy.
  • We will respond to your email enquiries within 24 hours.
  • We will respond to all your chat enquiries.
  • We will respond to your phone enquiries within 30 seconds.
  • If you make a complaint or give us feedback and request a reply using this website or our paper form, we will reply within 10 days.

Support for learning, teaching and research

  • All first year students who attend a Library induction session will be satisfied with the outcomes.
  • All first year students will receive information literacy teaching and guidance.
  • All students attending information literacy sessions will be satisfied with the outcomes.
  • Our Learning and Teaching Librarians will contact all new members of academic staff within four weeks of their appointment and offer them one-to-one inductions.

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