Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Going on placement over the summer vacation?

Are you going on placement over the summer vacation? Would it be helpful to access other university libraries? If the answer is yes, come and see us at the Service Desk and we can issue you with a SCONUL Access card.

SCONUL Access is the largest scheme of its kind in the UK and Ireland. Staff, research students, part-time, distance learners, students on placements and taught postgraduates can apply for borrowing privileges under the scheme. Don't worry if you do not fall into these categories as reference-only access is possible - and sometimes all you need!

A large majority of universities have signed up to the scheme such as Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, Stirling University, Robert Gordon University as well as Manchester University, Birmingham University and many more... For a full list of participating libraries go to:

Application forms are available from the Service Desk or can be downloaded at:

Please bear in mind that this form needs to be authorised and signed by a member of LRC staff before you go!

Friday, 16 May 2008

We're still here

Summer is nearly here and whilst some of you may be jetting off to sunnier climes, we're still here.

The academic year does not technically end until the 23rd May so we'll be open as normal up to and including Sunday 25th May. You can return your books, pick up a SCONUL Access card if you need to use other libraries during the vacation or print off your flight confirmation before you go.

From Monday 26th May to Sunday 14th September we will be open:

Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 19:00
Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 to 17:00

Wednesday, 14 May 2008


Many thanks to all of you who entered the competition to name our new search engine. The competition closed on monday and out of all the entries the name "Quest" was chosen.

Three lucky winners suggested the name so they will each receive an iPod Nano.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

We did it!!!

The sky was blue, the track was muddy and we all managed to pass the finish line.

So far we have managed to raise an amazing £540.00 for Cancer Research UK which is fantastic. We'd like to thank everyone for their encouragement and support.

If you'd still like to sponsor us, the site is open until the 25th May:

Thanks and best wishes,
Laurie, Sheila, Jo, Fiona, Avril, Pam, Marjorie and Nik

Friday, 9 May 2008

Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)

Students and academics looking for visual arts images now have access to a stunning collection of over 100,000 images with the launch of VADS - the online resource for visual arts. The image resources are free and copyright cleared for use in UK Higher and Further Education and thus provide a valuable resource to students and academics which can be incorporated into lectures, seminar presentations and essays.

Access is available directly via or through the Library Services website by clicking on the 'Databases' button on the Library toolbar and skipping to 'V'.