Throughout July work will be proceeding on repairing and improving the air conditioning system in the Library. This work will be mostly taking place in the Library’s engineering plant room, but it is likely to involve some noise and disruption and there may be days when the air conditioning system to Levels 2 and 3 will need to be switched off for a time.
We will keep you up to date with any progress, and apologise for any inconvenience caused (particularly in this heat!).
On Monday 3rd July work will commence on relocating the printer/copier area in the middle of Level 3. This will involve the removal of the printers and the knocking down of the screening walls surrounding their location.
During this work a significant proportion of Level 3 will be unavailable to visitors, though access will still be open to the PC Clinic, the Seminar Rooms and Training Room 1. The printers from this area will also be unavailable for use during this time – if you need to print, photocopy or scan documents, alternative machines are still available on Levels 1.2 and 4.
This work will involve some noise and disruption. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
The University will be holding Open Days on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July. Visitors, students and staff should be aware that campus, and in particular the Library, will likely be extremely busy on both days.
As usual the Library will be hosting several displays and stands by other support services within the University on both days, and they will be taking up temporary residence this week on Level 3. As such, certain study areas on this level will be unavailable during this time and will be cordoned off from public use.
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:
- Monday 9am-5.30pm
- Tuesday 9am-5.30pm
- Wednesday 9am-8pm
- Thursday 9am-5.30pm
- Friday 9am-5.30pm
- Saturday CLOSED
- Sunday CLOSED
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.
University Creative and Print Services will be re-opening its doors on Monday 19th June following a period of refurbishment in the Herbert Manzoni Building.
This project has brought print, post and parcels under one roof, providing a one-stop-shop for all three services.
A contemporary new look foyer and reception area has enabled a more creative, spacious and accessible area for visitors to the service.
Cards and Parcelz services formerly based in the Student Accommodation Building will now be based in the Herbert Manzoni Building.
If you would like any further information, contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Important message from IT Services for all final year students graduating this summer.
Following completion of your studies your IT user account will enter a 30 day expiry period.
After 30 days, access to your account, and all University systems will be permanently terminated. Please read the following guidance to avoid loss of data.
Important: Action required
- Back up any data you wish to keep (Important emails, data from *Google Apps , U Drive, OneDrive for Business and content from Learn)
- Update you email details .Where you have quoted your University email address (online accounts, job applications etc.)replace this with your personal (non-university) emails address.
- Redeem any unused printer credits. Credit that is not redeemed prior to account expiry will be lost.
Full advice and guidance can be found on the IT Services webpage: Finalists and Alumni
If you need further assistance, please contact IT Services by e-mailing IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk , or by phoning (01509) 222333.
*To take copies of your Google data – Google takeout, follow our step by step ‘Backup your Google Apps’ instructions: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/student/leaving/
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:
These pages have further details about Mendeley, with videos and guides, informing you about the functionality of Mendeley and how to get started using it.
The Library is also running introductory workshops throughout the Summer:
- 27th June; 9.30-11am
- 12th July; 2-3.30pm
- 24th August; 9.30-11am
Go to the Library website to book your place:
Alternatively contact your Academic Librarian for further details about the workshops and Mendeley:
Digimap will be unavailable between 08.30am and 12.30pm on Tuesday 16th May for necessary maintenance. The service providers apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Here is an advance warning that the IET Digital Library will be offline for the day for an important system upgrade on Saturday 25th March, so all IET titles will not be available that day.
Service should be restored in the morning on Sunday 26th March. For further details visit the IET website: http://digital-library.theiet.org/
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.