Monday, March 30, 2015

Eduroam wifi now available in York city centre

York IT Services are pleased to announce that the eduroam wireless network is now available in York city centre. So, whether you're visiting the Minster or ambling down The Shambles, you can connect to a wifi network for free and save your data.

For more information, see: Eduroam wifi in the city centre.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Support for researchers at the University of Hull

The University of Hull Skills team have launched new webpages designed to support researchers in the transition from taught to research study, writing research proposals, dissertations and theses, and presenting at conferences, as well as the taught EIRS module that runs twice yearly at Hull. Information is available via the HYMS Library webpage for Researchers > Information for researchers and postgraduates > Information on the transition from taught to research study

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

End of term - Easter opening hours for the University Libraries

Easter is just over the horizon. Below is information on the opening hours for the two University Libraries over the vacation:

University of Hull

Thursday 2nd April:
   Library will close at Midnight

Friday 3rd April:

Saturday 4th April:
   9am - 5pm

Sunday 5th April:
   9am - 5pm

Monday 6th April:

Tuesday 7th April:
   Opens at 7am

24/7 opening will resume from Tuesday 7th April.

24 Hr loan items will issue on Thursday 2nd and be due back at 8 am on Tuesday 7th.

Remember that if you are unable to return an item due in this period you can see if it is possible to renew items.

University of York

The Morrell Library remains open 24 hours a day throughout Easter.

Self-service will be in operation from 9pm on Thursday 2nd April to 9am on Tuesday 7th April, and you'll need your University of York card to enter the building during this time.

Normal loan periods are unchanged, and all items remain subject to recall in accordance with our flexible loans system, but the following variations will be in place throughout Easter:
  • 7 days to return an item if a request is placed
  • 7 days to collect an item once returned
  • 7 days borrowing period if there is a queue of requests
If you need to return an item, you can post it back to us and we'll use the date of posting as the return date.

See the Library website for more details on Easter borrowing and opening.

If you're going home over the Easter vacation, you may be able to use your local University library. To find out if you can, apply to the SCONUL Access scheme at:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

World Book Day - Thursday 5th March

Thursday 5th March is World Book Day, and both University Libraries will be celebrating the event.
There's a World Book Day book swap in the Morrell Library foyer, University of York, from 12-2pm, if you've any books you want to exchange for something more to your liking!
Hull Uni Library will be taking to its various social media outlets to ask you about your favourite book. Follow the social media links at the Brynmor Jones Library homepage.
The University of York are also running a literary quiz with a chance to win the last five Man Booker Prize winning novels! More information can be found on the York World Book Day 2015  news item.
Throughout the day, both @HullUni_Library and @UoYLibrary will be providing Twitter with bookish updates, and we'll be getting involved too on our own Twitter account: @HYMSLibrary