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Science Library closed, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December

Published: Dec 5, 2016 11:49:00 AM

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Christmas opening hours

Published: Dec 2, 2016 10:10:00 AM

Science Library, ground floor works

Science Library ground floor works now underway

Published: Nov 25, 2016 3:14:00 PM

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Science Library lighting upgrade

Published: Nov 24, 2016 11:42:00 AM

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Science Library closed, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December

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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

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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

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Science Library, ground floor works

UPDATE - Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December

Please note that for health and safety reasons, the library will be closed during weekend of 17th - 18th December.

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.

Science Library Learning Lab and lobby refurb, June 2016 - January 2017

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Phase 1 of the refurbishment of the Learning Lab and front entrance lobby in the Science Library (DMS Watson Building) was completed on Friday 29th July 2016. The area now benefits from new carpets and paintwork.

UCL Discovery Plus – Open Access repository for NHS research

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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.

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