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Japanese Garden

Student Social Hub now open

Published: Oct 3, 2014 4:51:48 PM

Glasgow School of Art

Published: Sep 10, 2014 10:38:28 AM

UCL Central House

Update: reclassification in the Bartlett Library

Published: Sep 10, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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Student Social Hub now open

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Japanese Garden

The Student Social Hub on the Japanese Gardens is now open.

The space, which provides social learning space for up to 80 students, is currently available for study 08:00-18:00, Monday – Friday.

Glasgow School of Art

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On 23 May 2014, Glasgow School of Art suffered a devastating fire, which destroyed its world-famous Rennie Macintosh Library and its bookstock. In a show of solidarity, UCL Library Services has donated 6 books and two periodical sets to help re-establish the library presence in the School. On the 26 August, UCL received a letter from the School thanking us for our support. Many thanks to Liz Lawes in UCL Library Services who has been instrumental in showing UCL’s support in this terrible time of loss for the Glasgow School of Art.

Update: reclassification in the Bartlett Library

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UCL Central House

The Bartlett Library is being reclassified into one sequence using the Library of Congress Classification scheme. This will make finding related subjects in the library much easier. It also means that for a few weeks there will be a major relabeling and re-shelving process. Some books may be unavailable for a short period of time. Please ask library staff for any help you need with finding books during this time.

Management book collection returns to Science Library

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Management reading room

Following the closure of the temporary Cruciform Library, the management book collection has now returned to the 2nd floor of the Science Library. Books will be available for loan from Tuesday 2nd September.

UCL joins the Wellcome Trust's Medical Heritage Library of digitised books

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Wellcome Library logo

The Wellcome Library and Jisc today announced that UCL will be one of nine partner institutions whose 19th-century book collections will be digitised and added to the UK Medical Heritage Library (UK MHL), an online resource for the study of the history of medicine and related sciences.
UCL Library Services will provide around 3,000 items from the 19th Century collections of the Institute of Neurology, Institute of Ophthalmology, Institute of Orthopaedics and School of Pharmacy libraries over the next six months.

Drilling to take place near the UCL Main Library, from 04 August

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UCL Estates are piloting the use of boreholes on campus to provide sustainable heat and cooling for UCL buildings. The first of these boreholes is being dug in the Wilkins Terrace area (behind the UCL Main Library). It will be 110 metres deep. This interesting project, which ultimately will deliver a networked Ground Source system, forms an important aspect of improving UCL's "green" credentials on the Bloomsbury Campus, and providing significant infrastructure resilience strategy benefits. Other boreholes will be implemented as part of the proposed New Student Centre and Anatomy new build construction projects over the next three years.

Self-service expansion 2014-2015

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Book pile on self-issue kiosk

UCL Library Services will be expanding self-issue and return facilities to all of our libraries throughout 2014 and 2015.

Artwork installation in UCL Main Library

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Artwork by Mayte Alonso

As part of UCL Library Services' Public Engagement agenda, our sites play host to a variety of events and artworks. Currently installed in the stairwell of the Main Library is an artwork by Mayte Alonso, a Miro Foundation Artist in Residence at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art. The piece, entitled 'Spinning Out Time', is a collectively created work of art made by a community knitting group, and is the first in a series of projects by the artist to be exhibited in architectural spaces on the wider theme of 'Art for a Better World'.

Library treasures from UCL Special Collections

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Library treasures from UCL Special Collections
A rare opportunity to view one of the foremost university collections in the UK

Tuesday 27 May, 12:00-16:00
Roberts Building Foyer, Main UCL Site, WC1H 0AT
Admission free.

Exciting find: first-hand account of prisoners’ escape from Australia in 1791

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Jeremy Bentham portrait

An exciting find has emerged among the papers of the philosopher and reformer, Jeremy Bentham. It is the only extant, first-hand account of perhaps the most famous escape from captivity by prisoners transported to Australia.

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