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Find out what is going on in the Main Library, Martyrs, JF Allen, the King James and St Mary’s College Libraries. News, services, resources, spaces and events will all be covered in the posts below. For opening times and full information about the Library, please check our webpages.

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Library early closures

On Wednesday 21 August, the Thomson Reading Room in Martyrs will be closed until 13.00. All other sites will be open as usual. On Friday 23 August, the Main Library, St Mary’s College Library including King James Library, and Martyrs Kirk, will close early at 16.00. Library at the Gateway and JF Allen Library will…

20 August 2019News

New self-service machines

Over the summer we have installed new self-service machines in the Main Library (all levels), St Mary’s College Library and JF Allen Library. These new machines will save you time because you no longer need to scan each item, instead you can place a pile of books on the machine and they will be issued…

16 August 2019News

Collect your items from more Library sites

When you make a store request or recall an item, you can now select Main Library, St Mary’s College Library or JF Allen Library as the pick-up location, using a drop-down menu in Library search. You will receive an email as usual to let you know when the item is ready. Each of these sites…

15 August 2019News

Say goodbye to fines for most overdue books!

From Wednesday 14 August the Library will automatically renew anything you borrow, unless it is recalled. Automatic renewals do not apply to Short Loan items. 4 week loan items are automatically renewed for up to 20 weeks for undergraduate students and 84 weeks for postgraduates and staff. 3 day loan items are renewed for up…

14 August 2019News

Don’t step on a bee day

There are over 250 species of bee in the UK, and about 20,000 different species across the world: these include honey bees, mason bees, mining bees, bumble bees and solitary bees. Sadly, almost all of these species are in decline. In the UK alone two species of bumble bee have become extinct in the 20th…

10 July 2019News

Library Communications student internship – last few weeks

Hello everyone! In case you haven’t read my last blog post, I’m Csilla, the Library’s Communications intern for the summer – I’m back to check in and give you an update on what I’ve been up to for the past couple of weeks. They’ve turned out to be even busier (but just as fun!) as…

9 July 2019News

Library Communications student internship – first few weeks

My name is Csilla, I’m a soon-to-be fourth year Biology and Psychology student, and unlike most other undergraduates who have happily left their books behind for the summer, for the past two weeks I have spent the majority of my time either in the library, going to or from the library or thinking about going…

2 July 2019News

Borrowing books over the summer?

Image: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives If you are going away over summer and plan to take Library books with you, please remember that these books can still be recalled. Check your University email regularly and be sure that, wherever you are going, you will be able to return or post back Library books. Postal…

5 June 2019News

Library opening times over summer

Summer opening hours will begin on Thursday 23rd May. The University Main Library and the Thomson Reading Room in Martyrs Kirk will continue to be open 7 days a week: Main Library building Monday – Friday 0800-2200 Saturday – Sunday 1000-1900 Martyrs Kirk, Thomson Reading Room Monday – Friday  0800-2100 Saturday – Sunday  1000-1800 For information…

22 May 2019News

Game of Thrones – Beyond the Boxset

Game of Thrones DVDs Seasons 1-7 It would be hard to escape the phenomenon of George R. R. Martin’s book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO series A Game of Thrones. If you’ve missed it all, and want to know what all the fuss is about, or if you’re left wanting…

17 May 2019News

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