Friday, 30 March 2012

QR code for Room Bookings

For a few years now QM students have been able to book one of our six group study rooms or one of our six individual study carrels online.  One of the most frequently asked questions we get asked at the Service Desk here in the LRC is "where can I book a group study room?" 

The link to the online booking system is on the Library Services home page - look to the left hand side and you'll see "Room Bookings".  Once logged in, you can book a group study room or individual study carrel for an hour or all day, up to three weeks in advance.  You can also log in and see if the room you are in is free for the next hour, the rest of the day or the same time next week.

To make things easier, we've created a QR code for Room Bookings online.  If you've got a QR code reader on your smartphone, scan the QR code and it will take you to the Room Bookings web page where you are prompted to log in.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Trial of eTextbooks from Elsevier

For the next six weeks, the LRC is offering trial access to 125 eTextbooks in the health subjects area from the publisher Elsevier to our students and staff.

The library catalogue contains records with links to the full-text for all of the books.  They are also available from the Elsevier website.

Seamless access is available on campus whilst off campus access requires the user to login via Shibboleth using their institutional/network username and password.

As always, feedback is very much appreciated.  Please email either Barbara Houston or contact your Liaison Librarian.