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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

RFID tagging work in the IOA Library this August

By Jes Cooban, on 30 July 2014

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The Institute of Archaeology Library will commence work on tagging the stock and the introduction of RFID (Radio-frequency identification or preparing the books for the self-issue system) on Friday 1st August

Work will take 4 weeks in total and there will be disruption to the service and restricted access to certain sections of the library while this is taking place. Some reading rooms may be temporarily out of action while work is in progress. Alternative quiet reading space will be available on the 4th floor throughout August and readers are welcome to collect materials from the library and use them there. Please ask at the Issue Desk to make arrangements.

Visitors are advised to contact the Institute of Archaeology direct nearer the time to check availability of particular items they require to avoid a disappointing visit. We will do all we can to ensure the smooth running of the service.

We hope to go life with self-service on Monday 1st September.

Please check the web site regularly for updates or ask staff at the Issue Desk.

Library Late Opening on this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 22 July 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late, at 10.00 a.m. this Friday,25th of July, owing to our usual monthly staff meeting.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

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