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New issue of the Library Newsletter

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New issue of the Library Newsletter

The Autumn issue of the Library Newsletter is now available to read.

UCL and IOE merger: using IOE Library

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IoE Library

As the IOE becomes part of UCL from 2nd of December, UCL staff and students will have access to the Newsam Library and Archive Services. If you wish to use IOE Library, you will need to present your UCL ID card at IOE Library and register.

New ‘UCL Senate House Hub’ to open for quiet exam revision during construction works by Main Library

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Senate House

UCL Wilkins Terrace project – construction works until early 2016

Main Library users may experience noise disturbances in reading rooms from works taking place on the UCL Wilkins Terrace project. The project works, which will transform the current Physics yard into a high quality outdoor social and events space, are occurring close to the UCL Main Library, and are expected to generate some noisy periods.

A new look for the UCL Eastman Dental Library

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Eastman Dental Library, study pod

Over the last few months, the library of the Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital has been having a bit of facelift: for one thing there’s a nice new carpet which has replaced the very blue one that had been there before; we’ve got modern task chairs which should make our users’ hours of typing out their essays a little more comfortable; more casual seating means people can work collaboratively as well.

Self service in Main Library opens 23rd October

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Self service in the Main Library

We are pleased to announce that UCL Main Library will be launching our self-service machines on Thursday 23rd October.

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.

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