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Student Social Hub now open
Publication date: 3 October 2014
Glasgow School of Art
Publication date: 10 September 2014
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
Publication date: 10 September 2014
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
Publication date: 28 August 2014
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
Publication date: 14 August 2014
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
Publication date: 4 August 2014
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
Publication date: 11 June 2014
Artwork installation in UCL Main Library
Publication date: 4 June 2014
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
Publication date: 21 May 2014
Exciting find: first-hand account of prisoners’ escape from Australia in 1791
Publication date: 24 March 2014