To be able to borrow and renew items using the self-service machines, you just need your student ID and a PIN. This is a four-digit number of your choice, which you can set up with a member of staff at the Information Centre on Floor 1 or at the Information Points and offices on Floors 3, 4, 5, and 6.
For details on borrowing and returning books, see our post from last week!
It is really important – especially now, when the new exam period is fast approaching and you spend more time in the library – to carefully plan your visit. This post provides useful tips for you to stay safe while studying here or leaving home late at night or very early in the morning.
In the library
Our libraries are safe places to study at day and night, yet you have to be vigilant because opportunistic thieves can strike anywhere and anytime.
Look after yourselves and your belongings – take breaks, but do not leave your personal belongings unattended. Always keep your valuables with you or secure them out of sight.
If you have to leave your study space, ask a friend to watch over your belongings.
Back up work from your laptop on to a memory stick or H: drive. In case your laptop disappears, you will still have your files saved.
Make sure your valuables are properly insured.
If you have any problem, ask the help of the library staff or the security person
Leaving the library in the night or early morning
Park your car near good lighting, close to the library.
Library, Special Collections and Museums are pleased to announce that we will pilot 24 hour opening of The Sir Duncan Rice Library this fall.
The 24 hour opening pilot will extend access to the Library in the period before and during examinations. The Sir Duncan Rice Library will open on Sunday 23rd November and remain open through Thursday evening, 18th December. We are working with colleagues in Estates, Campus Services and other parts of the University to ensure that 24 hour opening is implemented in a safe and secure way, and which takes account of student welfare. During this period access to the Library after 10pm will be by University ID card only. From 24th November the Hardback Cafe will remain open until 10pm.
The Library will be looking closely at the data gathered during the pilot in order to inform our ongoing review of library opening hours at all library sites.
Posted on behalf of Diane Bruxvoort, University Librarian & Director