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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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Study space changes from 18 October

From 18 October, there will be longer opening times for the Main Library, St Mary’s & King James and Martyrs Kirk Thomson Reading Room: Main Library 8am until 12 midnight St Mary’s & King James 9am until 11pm Martyrs…

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Town Hall Meetings about Elsevier publisher negotiations

Academic staff and researchers are invited to come along to one of our Town Hall meetings to learn more about ongoing negotiations with the academic publisher Elsevier and the benefits of a successful outcome. Town…

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Moving to Walter Bower House: Metadata on the move

The University Libraries’ metadata team recently completed the move out of town to a new base at Walter Bower House on Eden Campus. This has meant some big changes for cataloguers and book processors. These are just…

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Study space in the University Libraries

All of the University Libraries are open and you can browse and borrow from any of the libraries which hold collections, using the self-service machines. However, to study in the Main Library, you need to first book a…

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Moving to Walter Bower House: The first boxes arrive

Over the course of this summer we are excited to be moving collections, books and other materials to their new browsable home at the Walter Bower House Reading Room. The items being moved are those currently stored in…

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Experience of a summer intern with the Library

Hi, I’m Romany, a soon to be 4th year Social Anthropology Student, and I am spending the first 6 weeks of summer working as the Library User Experience and Communications Intern. The library has been huge part of my…

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Changes to Library services from 14 June 2021

From Monday 14 June, University staff and students will again be able to drop in to use University Libraries for study space and to browse, borrow and return items. You will no longer need to book a study space, and…

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Study space update week beginning 24 May

St Mary’s College Quad Updates  Bookable study space available in: Main Library (on all floors, for all staff and students, morning, afternoon and evening slots, 7 days) King James/St Mary’s (for all staff and…

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Study space update week beginning 17 May 2021

Students sitting outside Main Library Updates for this week As the demand for study spaces has fallen, the cap of 9 sessions per week has been lifted; there is no limit on how many sessions you can book. You will also…

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