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By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 25 March 2015

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Library Late Opening on this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 25 March 2015

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late, at 10.00 a.m. this Friday 27th of March owing to our regular monthly staff meeting.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

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

 

Laptop Loans for Students

By Jes Cooban, on 18 March 2015

This new clip-art-laptops-990350 service provides a short term loan of a laptop to UCL students from the following UCL Library Services sites:

The Laptops may be borrowed from the self-service cabinets Monday-Friday between 08.00 and 20.00. Laptops must be returned by 22:00 on the day of loan, or the time the library closes, whichever is earlier.

For further details and terms of use, please see the web site at:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/laptop-loans

The New UCL Senate House Hub

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 10 March 2015

senate-house-2The new UCL Senate House Hub is now open to students, providing an extra 144 study spaces for UCL staff and students. The space is located on the 3rd floor of the South Block of Senate House, about 5 minutes walk from the IOA.

The Hub provides areas for individual study with task lighting and desktop power, and dedicated group work rooms and sofa booths for project work. Print@UCL devices and wifi are also available.

For further details, please follow the link:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/articles/2015/senate-house-hub-opens

Reduced online library services, 20th – 23rd February

By Jes Cooban, on 18 February 2015

Donaldson_Reading_Room,_UCLDuring planned UCL datacentre maintenance between 17:00 Friday 20th and 08:00 Monday 23rd February some online library services will be affected.

The Digital Collections service, including Exam Papers, will be unavailable. The information about the current availability of items in our libraries will not be up to date.  You will not be able to sign into Explore to access your library account, place requests, book rooms or renew items. You may still borrow and return books at our libraries, and access to electronic resources (electronic books, journals and databases) is not affected.

Services are scheduled to return to normal from 08:00 on Monday 23rd February, but should be considered ‘at risk’ throughout that morning.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Main Library Reference Service

By Jes Cooban, on 14 January 2015

Following its refurbishment, members of the Main Library Reference Team will be available again question-mark-red in the Reference Room 1100-1700 to sit with readers and discuss their immediate information needs. A telephone and a list of numbers has been provided for readers to contact the Reference and Subject Librarians as required otherwise.

Enquiries can also be sent to library@ucl.ac.uk and are answered throughout the day

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.