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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…


Library Satisfaction Survey – the results are in!

Our recent survey of Library Services shows those responded were 91% satisfied with the services overall! A huge thank you to everyone who completed our survey! We received 1,588 responses. The number of comments you…

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