University Library awarded NUS Impact Gold Award

We are very proud to have just been awarded the NUS Impact Gold Award for our work minimising our carbon footprint and supporting sustainable practices and service development.  Read more about the award here.

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Meeting the gold standard for Green Impact

Reclaimed slate plaque certifying the University Library NUS Green Impact (2016-17) Gold Award We are very proud to have just been awarded the NUS Impact Gold Award for our work minimising our carbon footprint and supporting sustainable practices and service development.

This is the fifth year in a row that the library has taken part in the NUS Green Impact scheme, a framework for action that helps us improve the environmental performance of the Library and the University as a whole.  This year, the focus was on a different themed area each month, including water, energy, waste and travel.  Our green champion, Michele Game, has been busy encouraging all our staff to do their bit, reporting leaking taps, turning off lights at the end of the day, recycling and travelling sustainably to work and meetings rather than jumping in a car.

You can join us and improve the sustainability of the University by reporting any leaking or dripping taps, printing and photocopying double-sided where possible, turning off your computer monitor when you are not using it for long periods, and taking a moment to carefully separate your rubbish into the correct recycling bin sections (black for food, green for packaging, and blue for leftover drink).  The University is always striving to reduce its environmental impact, and with your help we can!

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Nature ejournal temporarily unavailable online

The journal Nature is currently undergoing essential maintenance and is temporarily unavailable online.  We regret that we have not been advised when online access will be restored.  If you need urgent access to an issue of Nature and are able to visit the Library building, we hold many issues of Nature from 1935 onwards in printed volumes in Area 2C.
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Security error message in Firefox

When you log into the interlibrary loan request system, or other Library pages requiring authentication, using Firefox, you may get a security warning reporting that: “The information you have entered on this page will be sent over an insecure connection and could be read by a third party”.  This message appears because of Firefox’s security policy.  You may choose to continue (at your own risk), or you may prefer to use another browser.  Chrome and Internet Explorer do not display the warning.

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Certain ProQuest databases temporarily unavailable

We regret that certain ProQuest databases, including ProQuest dissertations and theses – UK & Ireland and Proquest Historical Newspapers are currently not working.  ProQuest are working to resolve these problems as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding.
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University Archive is Jisc Archive of the Month – July 2017

1876 College minute book entryThe University Archive is this month’s Jisc Archives Hub Archive of the Month.

Discover how our Archives help tell the story of the University as we celebrate our 25 year anniversary of gaining university status this Friday, 7 July in our Archivist’s Archives Hub blog post.

 
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New eBooks – June 2017

What follows is a list of new electronic books received by the Library during June 2017 ordered by title. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

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New Books – June 2017

What follows is a list of new books received in the Library during June 2017 ordered by classmark. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

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Open Access room PC refresh

computer power photoWe are updating the PCs in several of our computer rooms as part of the ongoing refurbishment programme that keeps all our facilities as reliable, fresh and powerful as you would expect from a leading library.

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Planned maintenance of Proquest resources (29-30 July 2017)

ProQuest have announced planned maintenance work on the evening of Saturday 29 July.  The work is expected to take place between 8 pm on Saturday 29 July and 5 am on Sunday 30 July 2017. Some ProQuest products will be unavailable during this time.  ProQuest apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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