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Science Library lighting upgrade

Published: Sep 22, 2016 1:54:40 PM

Main Library table

Art and Economics reading rooms now fully open

Published: Sep 21, 2016 1:51:00 PM

Self service machine in use

Change in loan limit for UCL staff

Published: Aug 31, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Learning Laboratory,Science Library

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

Published: Jun 24, 2016 12:06:26 PM

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Science Library lighting upgrade

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DMS Watson Building

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.

Art and Economics reading rooms now fully open

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Main Library table

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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Self service machine in use

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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Learning Laboratory,Science Library

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.

Summer edition of our Library Newsletter is released

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Duchamp's Box in a Suitcase

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

Increased loan limits for UCL students

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Self service machine in use

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.

UCL Eastman Dental Library newly refurbished quiet reading room

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Eastman Dental Library newly refurbished quiet reading room

Phase 2 of the Eastman Dental Library refurbishment is now complete. The library quiet reading room and mezzanine have been renovated and fitted with new, fully IT-enabled desks, and some desktop computers have been installed for readers who wish to use a computer and don’t have their own laptop.

New Research Grid in the Science Library opens to graduate students

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Space for social and collaborative study at shared tables

About the Research Grid

The brand new Research Grid, providing graduate students with improved learning facilities, is now open. Refurbishment of old office space on the 4th floor of the Science Library has provided a contemporary 74-seat space for graduate students to study either collaboratively or in private.

New study spaces in the Language and Speech Sciences Library

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Table for 6

The Language and Speech Sciences Library reading room has recently been rearranged to increase the seating available by up to 15 spaces, which is a lot for our small space and we are really pleased! We made the changes over Christmas break, ready for Term 2.

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