As today is officially the last day of the 2016-17 Academic Year (hooray!) it seems like a good time to remind people that from next Monday, 25th June, for the rest of the summer the Library will be switching to its vacation opening times schedule. This is:
Please note above that our only late(ish) evening opening is on Wednesday nights, and that we are closed entirely at weekends for the duration of the vacation (try saying that with a mouthful of ice cream!). Please also be aware that last entry to the Library is ten minutes before closing time, in order to allow staff to clear the building.
The IT Services PC Clinic in the Library is open throughout the summer, but only during the hours 11am-3pm. Outside these times the IT Services Help Desk can be contacted 8.30am-5pm (week days only).
The Library Shop will be closed for the summer, but the Library Café will remain open, 9.30am-3pm daily, dispensing breakfast cobs, coffee and sympathy for those who aren’t sunning themselves on a beach somewhere instead!
As usual during the vacation we will be catching up with a few out-of-season maintenance jobs around the building; we will keep everyone posted here and on our usual social media channels of when & where these will be taking place to minimise any potential disruption to visitors.
Do you use RefWorks as your favoured referencing software? If so, it is important that you act now in order to ensure that you do not lose any of your work.
From September 2017 the University will no longer be supporting RefWorks; so It is vital that you make provision to migrate any references you have in RefWorks to a new platform.
The University is now recommending Mendeley as our chosen referencing software. If you choose to use Mendeley migrating your references from RefWorks to Mendeley is a simple process, details of which can be found on the Referencing Software pages on Learn:
The Library may seem like hub of all exam activity on campus, but there are a variety of other study facilities and support hubs student can fall back on during the exam period. To that effect, the University have created a simple one-stop shop web site detailing all the study support and learning facilities available right now on campus, ranging from study spaces and computer labs to personal support should things start to get on top of you.
On Monday, 3rd April we will be moving our Library Catalogue Plus system to a new authentication server. It is anticipated that this work will be completed during the morning, but during this time people may experience difficulties with accessing and logging in to LCP.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
As term ends on Friday, from Monday 3rd April the Library will be switching to a vacation opening hours schedule until the start of the next term on Monday 1st May.
Our opening hours will be as follows:
Monday: 9.00 – 8.00
Tuesday: 9.00 – 8.00
Wednesday: 9.00 – 8.00
Thursday: 9.00 – 8.00
Friday: 9.00 – 8.00
The Library will be closed along with the rest of the University over the Easter Bank Holiday period for six days days from Thursday 13th April, through until 9am on the following Wednesday, 19th April. Do please note our later opening time – 9am instead 8.30am – plus the fact that we are closed every weekend during the vacation until Saturday 29th April.
Additionally, the PC Clinic will be switching to its vacation opening schedule as well, which is Monday to Friday, 11am to 3pm. Out of these hours, you can contact the IT Services Help Desk, which is staffed 8.30am-5.30pm Monday-Friday.
(Library Café and Shop opening hours during the vacation have yet to be confirmed.)
We return to normal term-time opening hours on Saturday 29th April. The Library will be open as usual on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st May, albeit with a skeleton service at the desks and PC Clinic.
One last date for your diary – the Summer Term 24-7 exam period opening begins on Thursday 25th May.
The power to all University buildings has now been restored.
The Facilities team has identified the cause of the problem and is working to provide a permanent solution. We anticipate no further disruption while this work is carried out, unless faults occur elsewhere on the network.
If anyone is experiencing any localised disruption to power, please contact the FM helpdesk.
We apologise for any inconvenience there has been this morning.
The Library is currently experiencing issues with its power supply.
This is a campus wide issue.
Although the power is on at present, it is at risk of going off again.
Many PCs across the Library are still without power.
Cleaning Staff have NOT been able to clean the Library, so there will be some mess.
University Facilities Management are working to fix the problem ASAP.