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Interruptions to Library Services systems, Monday 8th - Tuesday 9th August

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The library management system and some aspects of the Explore service will be unavailable between 8th - 9th August because of essential system maintenance.

Science Library Learning Lab and lobby refurb, June - September 2016

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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) will start on Thursday 30th June 2016.

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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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.

Extended opening in the run-up to exams

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From March 2016, the Main Library, the Science Library and the Cruciform Hub will be open 24/7 for 11 weeks in the run-up to exams and during the exam revision period.

Want somewhere to study? Got some group work to do? Come to the library!

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New-look libraries and study spaces web pages

As part of our Library Strategy KPA for Sustainable Estate, UCL Library Services is committed to providing high-quality learning space for all of our users.

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