Monday, 19 September 2011

Check out the library catalogue on your smartphone

On the move and want to search the QMU library catalogue or see what you have on loan via your smartphone? Point your browser to where you can also renew your books, using your QMU log in.

For more information, ask a member of Library Services staff or email

Friday, 16 September 2011

September book swap at Fresher's Fair

The LRC Book Swap is back!

We will be at the Fresher’s Fair on the 19th of September, in the Sports Hall between 12pm to 4pm.

We have new titles, both fiction and non-fiction, available to be swapped, so do bring in those books that might be of use to others.

See you there.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Opening hours

Now that the semester is upon us, the LRC is staffed from 09:00 to 21:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

We're open 24 hours a day, seven days a week so don't forget your smartcard to show to Security Staff when entering the Academic Building outside staffed hours.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Bargain buys

Come along to the LRC and pick up a bargain.

Have a look through our book sale trolley for withdrawn library stock. The books may be older and well used but with prices starting at 50p you might find something really useful.

HD 201 headphones, RRP £22.37 and available online for £15.00 are on sale at the LRC Service Desk for £5.00. Stock are limited so grab this fantastic bargain while you can.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

New database - ProQuest Central

Library Services now have a subscription to ProQuest Central (PCQ) - the largest multidisciplinary database on the market today comprising 26 individual databases, worldwide newspapers, dissertations and theses, various journal collections including Nursing and Allied Health, Psychology, Social Science, Education, Family Health and Business. Access PCQ via our Databases A-Z page and is seamless when logged in on campus or off campus via Remote Access.

The decision to subscribe to PQC was taken after a full consultation exercise, as we will no longer be subscribing to Emerald or BSP. However, PQC contains the majority of material in these two databases and as mentioned much more besides.

Monday, 12 September 2011

New look for the home page

We're starting off the new academic year with a new look to our home page. As you can see, it's a lot more colourful and - we're hoping - a lot more user-friendly.

The Library Services toolbar has been updated with a quick search box for the library catalogue and a 'Links to...' box which means the full library catalogue - where you can log in to renew your books, databases A-Z page, eJournals A-Z page and Subject Resources pages are still only a click away.

Information for Staff, Students, Distance Learners and Researchers pages can be accessed via the 'Information for...' box. We've been busy over the summer creating a new Referencing page and updating Reading lists that can be found by clicking on the 'Students' link.

Our workshop timetable can be found in the 'Contact us/Help' box along with links to the campus-wide Frequently Asked Questions site, FAQMu and the growing 'You said, We said' comments and feedback feature.

Our online Room Bookings system, Open Access Repositories and LRC induction information can be found in the 'Information about...' box.

What do you think? Do you like the new look?