Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Brynmor Jones Library - extended opening hours for HYMS exam period

Upon request by a HYMS course representative, the University of Hull have extended the opening hours for the library to cover the HYMS exam period. HYMS Course Reps and HUU would like to thank the Library, specifically University Librarian, Richard Heseltine and Library Services Manager, Carl Barrow.

Day/Date Standard Hours Extended Hours Additional Opening Hours
Saturday 15/6/13 9am - 5.30pm 9am - Midnight 5.30pm - 12.30am 7
Sunday 16/6/13 9am - 5.30pm 9am - Midnight 5.30pm - 12.30am 7
Monday 17/6/13 8.30am - 5.30pm 7am - Midnight 7am - 8.30am 1.5
      5.00pm - 12.30am 7.5

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Brynmor Jones Library Redevelopment latest news

What’s going on?

·    Architecturally-exact visualisations showing precisely how some key features of the redeveloped building will look have been published on the BJL web site.  If you have not seen these already go to:

·    Building work is progressing rapidly.  In the basement the foundations for the new atrium lifts shafts are being constructed and hoardings are being erected on the floors of the tower in preparation for the installation of the new service risers

·    The book decant area on the ground floor of the east building, where books will be kept during the redevelopment of the tower, is nearing completion.  The removal of the books from the third and fourth floors will begin on 25th March.  At that point the third floor will no longer be accessible.  The fourth floor will close on 8th April.  During the relocation of the stock, you will be able to request material at any service point in the BJL and it will be available within 24 hours.  The book decant area is expected to be publicly accessible from 22nd April

·    Try to take out on loan any books you might want from the third and fourth floors before they close in order to avoid inconvenience during the removal stage

When’s it happening?
·    The third floor will close on 25th March and the fourth floor on 8th April

Follow the redevelopment on twitter @HullUni_Library #bjlredevelopment

eBook focus groups - coming soon...

The HYMS Library team are investigating student use and views of eBooks. We are looking to hold focus groups at both sites at the end of April/start of May. Focus groups are limited to 9 students per group - only one focus group will be finally run at each site. This will be based on uptake and trying to allow as fair representation across both sites overall as possible.

Participants will be asked to fill out a short survey about their eBook use before attending the session and during the 1 hour (maximum) focus group will be asked to disccuss their views of the various eBook provider interfaces available to us. Sessions will be held in PBL rooms at either site.

Refreshments will be available at the focus groups and each particpant will receive a £10 Amazon voucher and will be entered into a prize draw to win an additional £25 Amazon voucher.

If you would like to attend please indicate your interest via this survey:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Changes to AV Loans at the University of York

In response to popular demand, the University of York Library have changed the loan period for AV materials. It’s now the same as the standard period for ordinary loan items.

Since the introduction of Flexible Loans in October 2012 they have been actively seeking your feedback. They have received and responded to a range of individual enquiries and comments about the loan periods for items in the AV Collection.
In response to your feedback they have changed length of time items in the AV collection so that they operate in the same way as flexible loan items. This means that DVDs will, like books, be borrowable for a 4 week loan period unless they are requested. The new loan periods will be implemented on Monday 11 March.
Items in the AV collection can no longer be booked, but instead a request can be placed on an AV item that is on loan. Screening copies will remain as reference and can be borrowed by screening assistants nominated by departments. For more information about borrowing screening copies, please see the Screening copies guide (PDF  , 428kb).

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New journal: Education for Primary Care

Education for Primary Care is now available via: > YorSearch.

A University of York account is needed to access.

Please note that, when prompted, you should select the "Ingenta Connect Radcliffe" option to access the full subscription access. Please also note that the user licence is number restricted.

Monday, March 11, 2013

1,000+ ebooks available to BMA members

If you are a member of the BMA you can access over 1,000 ebook titles from the BMA Library and we've added a link to make it easier. Just go to: > search for BMA ebooks.

eBooks available from the BMA include those by:

  • Adler
  • Epstein
  • Greenwood
  • Holt
  • Impey
  • Kumar
  • Lissauer
  • Neal
  • Playfair
  • Sinnatamby
  • Wright...

Note that:
  • Membership of the BMA is at the discretion of the individual student/member of staff and is not supported or endorsed by the Medical School.
  • HYMS Library cannot help with any username/password queries: these should be directed to the BMA Library service.

Away from campus over Easter & need to access books?

If you are returning home or are going to be away from either campus over the Easter vacation but still want to access books you can use the SCONUL Access scheme - this allows undergraduate students reference use other university library's physical book stock during vacation times. Postgraduates, part-time and distance learning or placement students can also borrow books and journals at other participating libraries.

See the SCONUL Access for more information. Information about the scheme is also available from  Hull  and York.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Revision spaces over the Easter 2013 vacation at Hull

Opening times for the Brynmor Jones Library and alternative spaces for provision over the Easter 2013 vacation are as follows:

Monday 18 March 2013-Sunday 24 March 2013

Mon-Fri 07.00-midnight
Sat-Sun 09.00-midnight

Monday 25 March 2013-Thursday 28 March 2013

Mon-Thurs 07.00-midnight

Friday 29 March 2013 - Monday 1 April 2013

Closed - During the periods that the library is closed, the 24 hour access PC centres in the Foss and Larking buildings will be available for use.

Tuesday 2 April 2013-Sunday 7 April 2013

Tues-Fri 07.00-midnight
Sat-Sun 09.00-midnight

Friday, March 1, 2013

Uni of York Library Duck Egg Hunt!

Spring is on the way and so is the end of term. To celebrate both the UoY library is holding a Duck Egg Hunt in the Library in week 9 (4-8 March). Find a duck egg token then answer the question on the back to claim your prize. A blue token wins a Cadbury s Creme Egg, a gold token wins a Creme Egg and a Library Duck Bag! All tokens will be hidden around the Studious Buzz zones of the JBM and Fairhurst buildings. Waddle along and get searching - its quacking good fun!