If you have ever downloaded an ebook to your home computer only to wish that you had chosen your phone or tablet instead then help is at hand, at least for one of our main ebook providers. ProQuest, who provide Ebook Central, explain how you can transfer ebooks from your desktop or laptop computer to an Android or Apple iOS device in this support article.
Update 12.12.17 – This noise problem has now been resolved. Thank you for your patience.
We apologise for the three-tone chiming alarm sounding at intervals in one part of the Library. The cause has been identified and while we cannot silence it straight away, Estates have been notified and we understand the underlying cause will be fixed very soon.
It is likely to be much less audible in Areas 0B, 1B (for individual silent study) and 2B, reached most directly from the wooden staircase in the Atrium. Earplugs are available from the Welcome Desk. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
I’ve never met a student who didn’t want at least one more power socket than was available. Everything built after 1930 that is either useful or fun seems to want a power supply, and while mobile devices are increasingly clever in design they really don’t like being left to rely on their battery all day long, especially as they start to age.
It’s not a lot of fun deciding which of your devices is going to die on you for want of being plugged into that one available socket, and with the best will in the world the promised proliferation of plug sockets (we really are going to fit lots more in the Library) is simply not possible before the coming summer vacation. There is always the lure of forbidden toys such as extension cables but in addition to attracting the tutting of passing library assistants and security guards, these are big, bulky and awkward to lug around.
Happily there is a neat little solution. With a light and not overly expensive cable (they retail for around £5 each), you can charge mobile devices from your desktop computer or laptop. Plugging your phone to charge from an available USB port on your desktop PC or loanable laptop means you can potentially power everything from just the one socket beside (or underneath your desk on the ground floor) without tripping over extra cables or carrying bulky kit around. It might be the workaround to one of life’s frustrations.
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Tired of reading? We have lots of videos to support your studies available from Alexander Street Press covering everything from clinical nursing to opera, LGBT studies to education, and cooking to travel. Whatever you are into, there is much you can get out of this fun and informative video collection. Follow the link and click on the “Browse Subjects” button for an expandable list of all the subjects currently on offer.
These videos are all respected academic information sources you can cite in assignments and if you find something you think your friends and course mates would like, you can tweet/share a link to videos with the click of a button.