Library Building Refurbishment and Borrowing During the Summer

Hello!

You’ve probably already seen some correspondence about the Library refurbishment but we thought we’d send out an update for you.

Photo credit: Lisa Clark

Library Services are super excited about the refurbishment plans: we’re long overdue a bit of a face lift!  We’re currently surrounded by crates and boxes as we’re packing up the Library ready for the summer move.  Phase one of the refurbishment begins next Monday, 8th May 2017 so the Library building will be closed to all staff and students from 10pm this Friday, 5th May 2017 until the start of the new Academic year.

Where are we moving to?

Library Services will be moving over to room 3006 on Level 3 of the Kydd Building for the duration of the summer.  We are moving next Wednesday so should be all settled by the end of the week – our door will be open so do feel free to pop in past to say hello.

Library and IT Drop-ins

We will be running a weekly Library and IT drop-in session during the summer so you can still get specialist one-to-one help from an Academic Librarian or Digital Skills Officer.

The drop-in sessions will take place every Wednesday between 12-1pm in Room 3010 (Level 3, Kydd Building) from the 17th May 2017.  We’ll send out regular reminders via social media so do keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.  You can also email us for help.

Accessing Resources During the Summer

All of our online resources are available 24/7 from anywhere!  Yes, even if you’re sunning yourself in an exotic location you can still read that journal article or eBook 🙂

LibrarySearch – our Academic search tool searches across most of our online journal and ebook collections, databases and OA repositories from one simple search box.

A-Z Online Resources – a list of authenticated links to our subscription collections and databases.  Use this page if you want to go direct to a resource and start searching.

Borrowing Lending Material 

Even though the Library will be closed for refurbishment you can still borrow books from us.  To make this process as easy as possible, from Monday 1st May ALL loans (normal, weekly, overnight etc.) will issue out for the entire summer and be due back on Monday 4th September 2017.  NB: items are subject to being requested by another borrower – please check your Abertay email for any library notices telling you that your due date has been amended.

This book retrieval service will be operated by SEZ from their summer location: Student Centre – Level 1 Reception Desk:

  • Students/staff should check LibrarySearch for availability of item(s) required and take a note of: author, title, edition, collection and class number.
  • This information should be communicated to SEZ either in person (Student Centre – Level 1) or by email/instant messaging.
  • As long as access to the library building is permitted, books will be collected twice daily Monday-Friday (morning and afternoon).
  • Items requested in the morning will be available for collection in the afternoon of the same day after 2pm. Items requested in the afternoon will be available for collection the following day from 10am.
  • Any items requested that are currently out on loan will be handled in the normal way.

Anyway, we’d better get back to the packing…  More updates on the refurbishment soon!

All of the crates! We’re busy packing up the Library

Students: Win a £50 Amazon voucher!

We need you to complete a short questionnaire on our current University Library facilities for the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

The University is planning to upgrade and redevelop the Library building and transform it into a true 21st century learning environment. Student feedback is vital in the planning of this space – it’s your library, so we would like you to tell us what you want!

Click on the link below to complete the short questionnaire and in turn you will be entered in to a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher – remember to fill in your student number to be entered in to the draw.

Library Feedback Questionnaire

Copies of the questionnaire are also available at the SEZ desk in the Library.

The closing date for completion of the questionnaire is 21st October. The winner will be announced shortly after.

If you have any queries, please contact businessservices@abertay.ac.uk.

 

Literature Collection now on Level 2 of the Library!

We’re busy making room on Level 3 for all the new books the Librarians have been buying for you so have moved our Literature collection down to Level 2.  You’ll find the Literature collection on the same shelves as our Audio Visual collection which is right beside Student Services.

We’ve got just over 700 titles covering the classics and some more modern literature and they can be identified by ‘LIT’ on their spine labels.

So, if you fancy catching up on some reading for pleasure/leisure before the serious studying starts, get yourself along to Level 2 of the Library.  And let us know which are your faves!

 

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The Literature Collection in its new home on Level 2 right next to Student Services

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Some vintage Shakespeare – love the colours!

If you have any questions, comments or feedback contact us on library@abertay.ac.uk

Extended Library Building Opening Hours Monday 25th April – Friday 6th May 2016 (Weeks 34-35)

Hello!

Calling all night owls…

Starting tonight, the Library Building will have extended opening hours during the exam period.

From Monday 25th April – Friday 6th May 2016 (Weeks 34-35) the building opening hours will be:

Mon-Thurs 08:00-02:00

Friday 08:00-22:00

Sat-Sun 10:00-22:00

For full opening hours including Level 1 only and SEZ desk manned hours, please see here

Remember; when studying for exams it is important to take regular breaks away from the PC/books.  The time-out area on level 1 is open and has vending machines with drinks and snacks. Happy studying 🙂

 

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Library Building Summer Opening Hours

Summer is here!

The Library building is now open at the following times: Monday-Thursday 09:00-20:00, Friday 09:00-17:00 and Saturday-Sunday CLOSED.

SEZ will be open until 17:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and until 20:00 on Thursday only.

You can view our full opening hours at any time here

Happy holidays

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