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IOA Library Christmas Closure

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 4 December 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will close  on Friday 19th December at 9.00 pm  for planned electrical works. The Library is due to reopen at 12.00 noon on Monday 5th January 2015. We regret any inconvenience to our readers but we are afraid that this is vital building work that cannot be delayed.

Institute books cannot be returned through the book bin on the fifth floor during the closure period for health and safety reasons. Returns will be accepted by other libraries within UCL Library Services.

Library book loan periods:

 

  • Standard loans will be issued as usual  subject to recall
  • 1 week loans issued from Monday 15th December will be due for return on Tuesday 6th January
  • 2 day loans issued on Friday 19th December will be due for return by 10.00am on Wednesday 7th January
  • Overnight loans issued from 10.00am on Friday 19th December will be due for return by 10.00 am on Tuesday 6th January
  • Issue desk & teaching collection items issued from 10.00am on Friday 19th December will be due for return by 10.00am on Tuesday 6th January

New ‘UCL Senate House Hub’ to open

By Jes Cooban, on 3 December 2014

senatehouseTo meet the need for alternative quiet study and revision space during the examination period, a new UCL Hub will open at Senate House in Bloomsbury in March. The new Hub will provide approximately 142 study spaces for UCL students, and will be furnished with high quality study desks and a range of PC workstations.  A number of group working spaces with AV equipment will be available in the Hub, as will multi-functional devices for printing and scanning.

The Library Service Assistant team will be on hand in the new space, providing support to students and administering the Hub’s new facilities.

A familiar landmark to students studying on the Bloomsbury campus, Senate House is within close walking distance of UCL’s Main Library. The new Hub will open its doors up on the 3rd floor of the North block.

E-books on demand@UCL

By Jes Cooban, on 26 November 2014

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UCL Library Services is now running three pilot projects involving users in the acquisition of e-book content.

For a trial period, UCL students and staff can read and download 1000s of extra e-books across a wide range of subjects. UCL Library Services will buy those used most often and add them to our existing collection of over 300,000 e-books.

Like existing UCL e-books, these additional e-books can be found using Explore – search All Resources then filter by Online resource and Books. Alternatively you can go directly to one of the three websites where the additional e-books are hosted:

Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more.

 

Library Late Opening on this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 24 November 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late, at 10.00 a.m. this Friday 28th November owing to our regular monthly staff meeting.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

The book bin will be left open for the return of items.

Datacentre Shutdown

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 24 November 2014

Due to a planned ISD datacentre shutdown for maintenance, the majority of library system functions will unavailable between 1700 on Friday 28 Nov and approx. 0800 on Monday 1 Dec.  This places severe limitations on accessing our online resources this coming weekend.

Details below:

We can only issue and return books at the issue desk. We cannot renew books for you or check your library record.

  • The Library catalogue – Explore – will not display up-to-date availability details of books – you won’t be able to tell whether items are on loan or not. We will provide instructions within Explore on obtaining a snapshot of holdings and locations information.
  • Users will not be able to sign into Explore to access their account, place requests, book rooms or renew their items online.
  • Access to Exam Papers and other collections in Digital Collections (e.g. Bentham manuscripts) will not be available.
  • Reading lists will not display availability of library items.

Please note: access to eresources (ebooks, ejournals and databases) is unaffected.

Messages will be placed on the UCL Library Services homepages of these disruptions to services.

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Library Late Opening on this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 28 October 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late, at 10.00 a.m. this Friday, 31st  of October, owing to our usual monthly staff meeting.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

The book bin will be left open for the return of items.

Institute of Archaeology Library

By Jes Cooban, on 24 September 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late – at 10am – this Friday 26th September owing to the monthly staff meeting.

The book bin will be left open for the return of items.

Library Late Opening on this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 22 September 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late, at 10.00 a.m. this Friday, 26th of September, owing to our usual monthly staff meeting.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

The book bin will be left open for the return of items.

Explore

By Jes Cooban, on 3 September 2014

Explore will be unavailable in the early hours of Sunday 7 September while upgrade work takes place. The service should be considered ‘at risk’ for the rest of that day and on Monday 8 September, while this work takes place.library-card-catalogs

 

While the service is unavailable the location and availability of physical stock can be checked via Copac, and the library webpages can be used to access online databases and electronic journals.

IOA Library Bank Holiday Closure

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 18 August 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be closed next Monday on the Bank Holiday, 25th  of August.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

For more information

please click the link below

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/opening