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Science Library closure: 22nd January

Published: Jan 20, 2017 8:44:54 AM

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SFX service unavailable, Tuesday 31st January

Published: Jan 19, 2017 11:16:15 AM

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MetaLib service unavailable, Thursday 26th January

Published: Jan 19, 2017 11:10:09 AM

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Winter edition of our Library Newsletter is released

Published: Dec 21, 2016 2:34:00 PM

UCL Library news

Science Library closure: 22nd January

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To complete essential maintenance work UCL Library Services will need to close the Science Library this Sunday 22 January. We sincerely apologise for the short notice and appreciate that you’re working on assignments and planning your coursework. We are liaising with UCL Estates to ensure that more notice is provided in future.

SFX service unavailable, Tuesday 31st January

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The SFX@UCL service (e-journal and e-book linking) will be unavailable on Tuesday 31st January, due to essential maintenance. 

MetaLib service unavailable, Thursday 26th January

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The Metalib service (databases) will be unavailable on Thursday 26th January because of essential maintenance. Unfortunately, as this is part of a large-scale datacentre migration project in ISD, a term-time outage is unavoidable.

Winter edition of our Library Newsletter is released

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A new Winter issue of our library newsletter is now available to read.

Refurbishment of Portico doors

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On Monday 19th December a project will commence on the Portico doors. This will involve the refurbishment of the external doors and replacement of internal doors; the internal doors having glass panels with brass frames and piping.

Science Library lighting upgrade

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Please note that from the end of September, the Estates Division will be installing LED lights in the Science Library as part of a sustainability drive.

UCL Press partners with JSTOR

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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