A warm welcome to the new year here at St George’s. September is always a busy month for us in the Library as we welcome over a thousand new and returning students to a new academic year, but having said that we have been pretty busy over the summer too – here are the highlights of what we have been up to…
We have been working hard to improve access to computing facilities, so you will find:
– 30 new high specification laptops are available now for use in the Library, replacing the small netbooks
– The main Computer Room has been refurbished and re-jigged to accommodate an additional 10 new PCs
– Work has also been carried out to improve WiFi coverage in your Lecture Theatres
– And if you need any help, face-to-face IT and Microsoft Office support drop-in sessions take place in the Library Foyer.
IT Clinic: Monday and Wednesday 11am – 2pm
Microsoft Office support: Monday and Friday 11am – 1pm.
After the trial of three key visual anatomy resources last year Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy proved the most popular and we are pleased to say we have now purchased this resource, read our blog post for more information.
To make life that little bit easier we’ve put together a new online guide Library essentials to give you all the essential information about the Library in one place, from opening hours to connecting to the WiFi, and where to get help when you need it.
And when it’s time for those first assignments don’t forget Library StART (St George’s Assessment Resources Toolkit) is there to help you identify, find, access and evaluate the information you need to support your work.
Also new for this year are tote bags honouring the Library’s most eminent resident, Blossom the cow. Get yours for £3 from the Helpdesk, or enter our Freshers’ Fayre competitions – Spot the Bull and Social Media Prize Draw – for the chance to win one. Look out for our stand at the Freshers’ Fayre on Monday 21st September.
We’ve also created a Library Services Alert page to update you on any disruptions to Library Services.
Our work won’t stop here, so watch this space for more information about upcoming improvements, events, and resource features – and if you have any suggestions or would like to give us some feedback on how we are doing then there are lots of ways to get in touch: