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Welcome to the library

Students in the Reading Room

A big welcome to everyone beginning their studies this year! To offer some help, we've compiled a list of the services and support offered during your time at the University. We are here to help you succeed. For the full list of library services available, check out our Services for Students page.

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Semester opening hours

Studying in the library

Opening hours for all our libraries have now changed for the semester.

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Library Self-Guided Tour

Students on the Maths Lawns

Go on a self-guided tour of the Barr Smith Library or the Law Library* with up to 3 friends, using the GooseChase app! Download the free app and get ready to learn about the library at your own pace, while completing fun missions. Enjoy!

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SciVal for research impact metrics - training sessions


Register today to come along to a SciVal training session - SciVal has recently been added to the University’s suite of bibliometric tools. Training sessions will be running over the next couple of months, delivered by a SciVal expert. 

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Ovid maintenance - 6 February

Ovid will be conducting an infrastructure upgrade on Saturday 6 February 2021 between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm EST. During this time there may be instances where access is unavailable to Ovid resources. 

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Closed Tuesday 26 January

All of our campus libraries will be closed on Tuesday 26 January for the public holiday

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Apply now! Hugh Martin Weir Prize 2021

books and pen

The University Library is very pleased to invite applications for the 2021 Hugh Martin Weir Prize.

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SciVal for research impact metrics – New resource!

Scival for research impact metrics

SciVal has recently been added to the University’s suite of bibliometric tools. The addition of SciVal supplements the University’s current subscriptions to Incites and Altmetrics and provides researchers with a comprehensive range of tools to analyse, benchmark and measure research performance.

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We are open

The library is now open

The University Library has now re-opened for 2021 and we welcome you back to campus. All campuses are currently open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and closed on weekends.

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Closed for the holidays

The University Library will be closed from 5:00 pm on Thursday 17 December 2020. Due to the University-wide shutdown of campuses, we will reopen on Monday 11 January 2021. More information about the closure can be found here

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