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UCL Library news
Science Library closed, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December
Publication date: 5 December 2016
For health and safety reasons, the UCL Science Library will close on the evening of Friday 16th December at 21:00 and re-open at 08:45 on the following Monday, 19th December.
The library will therefore be closed on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December while essential work takes place on Phase 2 of the Learning Laboratory refurbishment project.
Christmas opening hours
Publication date: 2 December 2016
During the Christmas vacation, most of our Libraries will close on Friday 23 December and re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017. Please see our Christmas Opening Hours page for more information.
Science Library ground floor works now underway
Publication date: 25 November 2016
Science Library lighting upgrade
Publication date: 24 November 2016
UCL Press partners with JSTOR
Publication date: 27 October 2016
UCL Press is delighted to announce a partnership with JSTOR to
provide access to open access books on their widely used
platform. JSTOR is a leading digital library of academic journals,
books, and primary sources used by academics and researchers worldwide.
All titles will also be preserved in Portico, ensuring that they will be available to researchers in perpetuity.
Orwell Prize and Orwell Archive united
Publication date: 26 October 2016
Prestigious political writing award The Orwell Prize has moved to the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, making its new home close to UCL Special Collection’s Orwell Archive. The Archive is the most comprehensive body of research material relating to George Orwell anywhere.
Art and Economics reading rooms now fully open
Publication date: 21 September 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Arts and Economics reading rooms are now fully open.
The recent closure was due to vital material movement and room reconfiguration, which has allowed us to not only shelve the material in a more convenient and tidier manner but has allowed us to increase the study space availability within.
Change in loan limit for UCL staff
Publication date: 31 August 2016
We regularly review our library service provision to staff, students and external visitors. One aspect of the service which was reviewed via a benchmarking exercise during the latter part of last year was the loan allowance for all library users. Library Committee agreed in December 2015 that the loan limit for staff at UCL will be set at 40 items from 1 September 2016. This change maintains a generous limit for staff, whilst balancing this against the need to manage the Library’s print stock and ensure that it is available for users at the point of need. We have been individually contacting staff who currently have more than 40 items on loan and will be agreeing specific arrangements with them.
Science Library Learning Lab and lobby refurb, June 2016 - January 2017
Publication date: 24 June 2016
UCL Discovery Plus – Open Access repository for NHS research
Publication date: 16 June 2016
UCL Discovery Plus is a new Open Access service for staff at UCL’s partner NHS Trusts. Open Access maximises the dissemination and visibility of research outputs (articles, proceedings, datasets, book chapters, working papers and more) worldwide with no payment barriers, so everyone can access them free of charge, wherever possible. All publications that are deposited in UCL Discovery Plus will also be found through Google searches, since Discovery is indexed by Google.