Arts News - University of Liverpool Library

News updates for the Faculty of Arts from your subject librarians.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Library refurbishment - issues affecting users during the Christmas / New Year period

We have been notified of developments relating to the continued refurbishment of the Grove Wing which will affect Library users over the Christmas period. Please see below for further information.

The second floor refurbishment is nearing completion. New PC desks are being delivered to the 2nd floor next week with other furniture to follow after Christmas.

PC access
The PCs will be moved out from the 1st floor during the week beginning 17th December and the desks will be decommissioned in order to begin the refurbishment of the 1st floor. Work will begin on installing the PCs on the 2nd floor after Christmas, although we have no definite date from CSD as yet.

There will be a time when there is no PC access on either the 1st or 2nd floor of the Grove Wing; this disruption is unavoidable, and we will work to keep the inconvenience to a minimum and direct users to other PC centres around campus.

Additional desks will be moved onto the ground floor of the Grove Wing to provide more study space during this period.

The move of the books currently on the 1st floor will begin on Saturday 5th January and should be completed in two weeks. The books will continue to be available to users, apart from when the actual rows are being moved. During the exam period, Library staff will retrieve this material for users, if required. Some material may be temporarily re-located to the 1st floor of the Abercromby Wing, owing to the re-spacing of shelving over in the Grove Wing. The catalogue will be updated to accurately reflect the stock moves.

Students are encouraged to get the books they need before the Christmas vacation. Normal loan books will be issued for the Christmas vacation from Friday 30th November, due back on Wednesday 9th January.

Friday, 23 November 2007

Sydney Jones Library closing early 27th and 28th November

The Sydney Jones Library will have to close at 9.30 pm on the evenings of Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th November. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Access to electronic books

The Library subscribes to ebrary's Academic Complete collection of electronic books. The specific titles available within this collection vary from year to year (though the number of titles remains static). As it takes time to go through the catalogue records to remove these entries, you may sometimes encounter records for electronic books on the library catalogue that are no longer part of the collection (on the ebrary site you will see a page titled "Document Unavailable).

Many of the titles that have been taken from the Academic Complete collection are now available through other electronic book services, so wherever possible electronic access has been preserved.