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IOA Library Bank Holiday Opening Hours

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 28 April 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening between 11.00 and 6.00 p.m. on the Bank Holiday Monday next week, 5th  May.

Most of the major UCL libraries will be opening on reduced hours on the Bank Holiday Monday, but please be aware that some outlying libraries are closed and opening hours are not the same across all libraries. For details of sites and opening hours, please see our web pages:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/opening.shtml

Library Easter Closure

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 16 April 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be closed for the Easter Holiday from the 17th of April until Wednesday the 23rd of April 09.30 am.

Any teaching collections or Issue Desk books borrowed after 13.00 on Wednesday the 16th of April will be due back by 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday the 23rd of April.

Please see our web pages for details of the arrangements for other library sites on the Easter Holiday:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/opening.shtml

Casalini e-book trial

By Jes Cooban, on 2 April 2014

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We have access, until the end of May,  to a Casalini  e-book trial

Please note that the platform seems to work better with Internet Explorer. If you want to access off campus you’ll need to go via WTS.

Please contact your subject librarian with any feedback

UCL Library Vacation Loans: Easter 2014

By Jes Cooban, on 30 March 2014

Standard loans 

Will be issued for 8 weeks as usual, subject to recall by another user.

Fines on overdue books 20p per day

One week loans (yellow label)    

Books borrowed between Wednesday 9th April and Wednesday 16th April will be due back on Wednesday 23rd April.

Fines on overdue books 30p per day

Two Day loans (luminous yellow label)

Books borrowed from Monday 14th April anytime will be due back on Wednesday 23rdApril before 10.00am, otherwise issued for two day loan period only.

Fines on overdue books 50p per hour

Overnight loans (blue label)        

Books borrowed from Monday 14th April anytime will be due back on Wednesday 23rd  April before 10.00am, otherwise issued overnight only.

Fines on overdue books 50p per day

3 hour loans (green label & orange label)       

Books borrowed on Wednesday 16th April will be due back on Wednesday 23rd April before 10.00am, otherwise issued for 3 hours/overnight only.

Fines on overdue books 50p per hour

Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History

By Jes Cooban, on 30 March 2014

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We now subscribe to the ejournal Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History. It appears on the A-Z list  and will appear in Explore after the next update.

Easter opening hours

By Jes Cooban, on 19 March 2014

Our web pages now contain up to date opening hours for the Easter period.

Please note:

  • Several libraries will maintain services on Thursday 17th and Tuesday 22nd April, which are otherwise regarded by UCL as campus ‘closed’ days;
  • Several libraries will maintain their normal ‘out of hours’ reference access for already-registered users, across the Easter period; and
  • On the central campus the JBR, Graduate Hub, Research Grid and Medical Students’ Hub learning spaces will all stay open for 24 hours throughout the whole of Easter, without closing at all.

 

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Historical Abstracts with Full Text

By Jes Cooban, on 5 March 2014

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UCL has a trial to Historical Abstracts with Full Text until 4th April 2014.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text includes journals, book citations and dissertations and theses from over 90 countries. The coverage extends to related disciplines such as archeology, anthropology and sociology.

Content Includes:

  • Indexing of historical articles from more than 2,600 journals in over 40 languages
  • Coverage dates as far back as 1954, with some coverage for titlesback to the early 20th century
  • Access to the full text of more than 400 journals and 140 books
  • Searchable cited references for nearly 520 titles

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Library Late Opening on this Friday

By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 26 February 2014

The Institute of Archaeology Library will be opening late, at 10.00 a.m. this Friday,28th February, owing to our usual monthly staff meeting. Sorry for any inconveniences.

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

JSTOR access problems

By Jes Cooban, on 26 February 2014

Our e-resources team have reported problems with UCL’s institutional login to JSTOR, which is causing problems for users. They are hoping  it won’t be long until it’s resolved.

The way around in the meantime is for people to either access JSTOR whilst connected to Desktop@UCLAnywhere

(https://storefront.desktop.ucl.ac.uk/Citrix/StoreWeb/) as this replicates on-campus access

Or to use the JSTOR link on the databases list (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/database/index.shtml) as they’ll be directed to the UCL Single Sign on screen and be authenticated in that way.

Library stories

By Jes Cooban, on 19 February 2014

We are launching a competition for all UCL students called Library Stories. Entries can be in any format that can be submitted digitally eg a  short film, image, presentation or audio file. The first prize is an iPad Air with two runners up prizes of £50 Amazon vouchers. More information is at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/library-stories/

The aims of this competition are:

  • to identify what students think are the key pieces of information new students should know about the library
  • to identify creative ways of putting this information acrossipad-air-white

This can then feed into the creation of new library induction materials using multimedia technologies.