Friday, July 22, 2011

Temporary closure of Foss 24 hour facility (Hull)

On 7th July the central PC room in Foss, with 50 computers, will be closed between 25th – 29th July, when all the computers in the facility will be upgraded, moved into new slim-line cases and mounted under the desks in order to free up more desk space for student use.

This means that during the week 25th – 29th July the whole of the Foss 24 hour facility will be unavailable. Unfortunately, a combination of the use of external contractors, noise, dust and the general nature of the upgrade and refurbishment makes this short closure unavoidable. The Larkin 24 Hour facility will remain in operation however and has 24 PCs available for use. The entrance to the Larkin 24 Hour facility can be found opposite the main entrance to the Ferens building, just off the short path that runs between Larkin and the Graduate School. (In between buildings 25 and 32 in square E3 of the University campus map)

If you would like more information on this temporary closure to the Foss 24 Hour facility please contact the Service Desk via email to or via a phone call to 01482 46 2010.

The Information and Communications Technology Department would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this reduction in the number of computers available in our 24 hour rooms may cause and will endeavour to bring Foss back into use as soon as the refurbishment work is complete.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

York Teaching Hospital Library summer opening hours

York Teaching Hospital Library is now operating summer opening hours:

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Students on placement with Trust ID badges may use the Library Annexe 24/7.

Further information about opening hours will be posted on this blog.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Closure of link between JB Morrell Library and Harry Fairhurst Building

During the refurbishment of the south side of the ground floor of the JB Morrell Library (18 July-November 2011), the link connecting the Library to the Harry Fairhurst Building will be closed and both buildings will operate independently of each other.

The temporary Fairhurst entrance will be situated at the South West side of the Harry Fairhurst Building (by the external lift and staircase). The entrance to the Library maintains its current position.

University of York Library: Tours of the Harry Fairhurst building

The Harry Fairhurst building opened on 26th April after an extensive refurbishment of the former Computer Science building. Offering a welcoming and stimulating environment for learning and research, it provides over 500 new study spaces for students and researchers. If you wish to find out more about the building and see what facilities are available, tours will be taking place at 15:15 on the following dates over the summer vacation:

Wednesday 20th July

Wednesday 3rd August

Wednesday 17th August

Wednesday 31st August

Wednesday 14th September

All are welcome. Please email to sign up.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

University of York Library summer vacation opening hours

The J B Morrell Library and Harry Fairhurst Building are now operating summer vacation opening hours:

Mon, Wed-Fri 9am to 6pm

Tuesday 9am to 9pm

Saturday 10am to 6pm

Sunday closed

Friday, July 1, 2011

More eBooks available! - Oxford Handbooks and Clinical Cases Uncovered

More good news on the eBook front, thanks partly to additional funds received from HYMS. All the following are available using your Hull Athens from the UoH catalogue ( ):
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis
  • Oxford Handbook of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Oxford Handbook of Urology
  • Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme
and from the Clinical Cases Uncovered series:
  • Cardiology: clinical cases uncovered
  • Nephrology: clinical cases uncovered
  • Infectious disease: clinical cases uncovered
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology: clinical cases uncovered
  • Radiology: clinical cases uncovered
  • Acute medicine: clinical cases uncovered
  • Haematology: clinical cases uncovered
  • Endocrinology and diabetes: clinical cases uncovered
  • Psychiatry: clinical cases uncovered
  • Surgery: clinical cases uncovered
  • Paediatrics: clinical cases uncovered
  • Respiratory medicine: clinical cases uncovered
  • General practice: clinical cases uncovered
These were all titles/series that you identified as priority in the Book Use Survey earlier this year. So thanks once again to everyone who inputted.