Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Disruption to computing services at the Scarborough campus: 2nd – 5th September

Work is currently underway on the Scarborough campus to provide a large and modern science lab in the Worsley building. In order to ensure that the lab is ready for the new semester, major electrical works will be taking place over the coming weekend and as a result it will be necessary to close down all computer systems within the Scarborough data centre at 4pm on Friday the 2nd of September. The work will take the whole weekend to complete and it is expected that normal computing services will be restored by 9am on Monday morning.

If you have any queries about this work or would like further information please contact the Service Desk on the Scarborough Campus: Tel: 01723 357231 or Email:

Friday, August 26, 2011

University of York: Noisy work on JB Morrell Library first floor next week

Library staff have just received notification that some unforeseen noisy work on the north side of the JB Morrell Library first floor will need to take place next week. Contractors will be cutting through concrete, so it's likely that the noise will affect other areas of the building.

Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 30th August and be completed on Friday 2nd September between the hours of 6:00am and 4:00pm, with the noisiest work taking place before the Library opens each morning. It's essential that this work is carried out as soon as possible in order to reopen the first floor on 16th September.

Remember that quiet study space is available close by in the Harry Fairhurst building and Raymond Burton Library. The opening hours for all Library sites over the August bank holiday weekend can be found on the Library website.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

University of York: More information about JB Morrell first floor in September

The area on the north side of the first floor of the JB Morrell Library which is currently closed to users is on schedule to reopen 16th September. Following the installation of shelving in the week beginning 5th September, most book collections on the first floor will be moved to new permanent locations on the same floor.

It's likely that the whole first floor will be closed to Library users for most of the week beginning 12th September in order to complete the book moves as quickly as possible. Library staff will offer a retrieval service from the ground floor desk. Further information will be provided via this blog as soon as arrangements are confirmed.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

University of York: Scheduled developments for the JB Morrell Library first floor in September

The closed area on the first floor of the JB Morrell Library is scheduled to reopen to Library users on Monday 16th September 2011. In the run-up to this date, it's likely that access to the first floor book collections (most social science subjects, plus Psychology, Health and Medicine) will be limited. Library staff will offer a book retrieval service.

Please check here and on the JBM refurbishment blog ( for further information which will be provided as soon as arrangements are confirmed.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Morgan & Claypool:Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences now available

This collection of titles in now available full text via Access is currently UoY IP only but will be madeYork eAccount available soon. Individual titles from the collection will also be added to the UoY LIbrary catalogue so will be accessible via

Monday, August 8, 2011

Improvements to the Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

The majority of the work to improve the ground and first floors of the Brynmor Jones Library is complete and these areas are open again from today.  More information about the changes can be found here: