We are approaching the assessment and examination period when there is increased demand from students completing their studies. In order to give fair access to books, we will continue to recall loans that have been reserved by other users. You may be asked to return books during the Easter Vacation (3 April – 21 April 2023).

Please check your university email regularly and be ready to return books if they are recalled, by posting them back to us securely if necessary.

A book of historical newspaper cuttings from the University Archive.

A lesser-known fact about the Library is that we house several “special” collections. Special collections has to be a phrase dreamt up by a librarian. It translates broadly to “fun and interesting, often specialised stuff that doesn’t fit on the …

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Our other basket has wheels on! (And an extending handle, it really is quite nice.)

From wheeled trolley baskets for gathering your books to adjustable desks and book scans converted into accessible electronic formats you can enlarge or have a screen reader read to you online.

Check back tomorrow for a post on how you can turn a book chapter into a podcast in minutes for free using just your smartphone!

For most people, it’s much easier to learn this from someone else than to read about it. Today, I’m going to outline the much simpler process of borrowing and returning books, and then explain how reservations and recalls work, which is something I skipped over in Tuesday’s already overlong post.

We’re helping a lot of students find the books they need for their course. While we always enjoy meeting you, it occurred to me that perhaps some of you might need a helping hand getting started finding books for yourselves. It is easier to show someone how to find a book than describe how to do so in writing, in fact it’s easier to actually find a book, but I’ll try to spell everything out anyway…