Disruption to Catalogue and Discovery on Tuesday, 30 August

On Tuesday, 30th August the following services will be disrupted all day due to a major Library upgrade:

  • Library Catalogue: there will be no availability information or access to My Account
  • Discovery Service: there will be no availability information
  • Staff will be unable to look up shelfmarks or account details.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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From “Pokemon Go” to “Parasite Hunt”

An advert fro the Thai Parasite Hunt appIf you are an avid collector of Pokemon, or indeed just have a passing familiarity with Pokemon Go, you may be interested in how the game concept has been used by a university in Thailand to teach children in rural communities about the risks of parasites.  Children hone in on, find and capture virtual parasites using their mobile phones in the same way as Pokemon Go but then get to read about the parasite, how it can be caught and the harm it can cause before answering questions and receiving a score with the top scorers winning prizes.

Read more on the BBC website.

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All the Library toilets are now open

We are delighted to report that with the re-opening of the Ravelin Park side ground floor toilets the refurbishment of the Library toilets is now complete.  We now offer more toilets than ever before, with accessible and disability friendly toilets on all floors of the Library.  We hope you enjoy the new facilities.

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More than one way to read a book

accessible text photo

Difficulties with text or print?

Many people have some degree of difficulty working with large blocks of print but most are reluctant to ask what alternatives, tools and services are available to allow them to learn in a way that suits them better.  Those who do talk to us often do so only after they arrive.   If you have any difficulty working with text or printed materials, please get in touch with the Library’s accessibility manager, Annushka Donin, who will be very happy to discuss what personally tailored alternatives and solutions we can offer you.  Even if you have told your department you have a difficulty with using printed or text materials, it is unlikely they will have told the Library, so please get in touch.

Contact Annushka Donin (Assistant Librarian (Accessibility):

E: annushka.donin@port.ac.uk

T: 023 9284 3630

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15 reasons we think you will come to love your new library

Our second ever attempt at live video streaming: an online welcome from Associate University Librarian Ken Dick to all those just joining us and anyone else thinking of starting to use the Library!

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Refurbished Ravelin Park side men’s toilets re-opened

We are pleased to report that the refurbishment of the Ravelin Park side ground floor men’s toilets has been completed and that the toilets are once again open and ready for you to use.  We hope to be able to re-open the Ravelin Park side ground floor ladies’ toilets as soon as possible.

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Free information resources from Sportcal to celebrate the Olympic Games

To celebrate one of the world’s biggest sporting spectacles, the Olympic Games, Sportcal are giving away free content every day throughout the duration of the Games, including exclusive material, in-depth case studies and analysis on media, sponsorship, news, events and global sports impact.  A new piece of free content is being released each day.

Click here to see what free resources are available during the Games.

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Live welcome broadcast for new students this Friday

Update 12/08/16 – If you missed the live video you can now watch the enhanced version here!

 

Library interior - showing bookshelves, sofas, and lockers full of loanable laptops.Joining us in September or wondering if you are getting all that you can from your Library?  Watch the live video broadcast on Facebook and Twitter showcasing the services and facilities your Library has to offer live on Facebook and Twitter 11.30 am this Friday.

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Resolved: Ebrary temporarily unavailable

Update 09/08/16 – We are pleased to report that Ebrary is now available once again.  Thank you for your patience.

We regret that Ebrary is temporarily unavailable due to a technical problem.  We have contacted the supplier and hope the issue will be resolved very soon.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Our other ebook platforms remain unaffected.

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Resolved: Online Library resources unavailable

Update 08/08/16 – We are pleased to report that Library online resources are now working again.  Thank you for your patience.  Please let us know if you have any further difficulties accessing or logging into any of our online resources.

 

We regret online Library resources appear to be unavailable this morning due to technical issues with the authentication server.   Information Services are working to resolve these issues as soon as possible.  We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

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