Library Easter Opening Hours 2018

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We’re pleased to announce that the Library will remain open 24/7
over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend!

Please be aware will be operating self-service only during these times and
make sure you bring a valid ID card to access the Library.

Library staff will be unavailable from:
6pm on Thursday 29th March
until
8am on Tuesday 3rd April.

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St George’s Library Christmas Closure Dates

The Library will be closing for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 22 December and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 2 January.

The Computer Rooms next to the Library will be open 24/7 during this period but access to the building will require a valid ID card.

Christmas Closure Dates

Hunter Upgrade: Important Information

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Over the weekend of December 2nd & 3rd 2017, the Library system including Hunter will be upgraded.

Important Information regarding loss of service

What this upgrade means for you:

SGUL Students and Staff

NHS Staff

Important information regarding your e-Shelf


Important information regarding loss of service during the upgrade

Please note that between 18:00 on Friday 1st December and 09:00 on Tuesday 5th December the following services will be unavailable whilst we transition to the new library system:

  • Borrowing books & other items
  • Viewing/renewing your loans
  • Paying fines
  • Hunter & the Library Catalogue
  • Self-service machines

Items due to be returned to the library or renewed between 1st – 5th December will not be fined.

It will still be possible to return books via the Book Returns Slot in the lift lobby next to the Library.


What this upgrade means for you:

SGUL Students and Staff

The look of Hunter and how you search will not change but when logged in to Hunter, using your SGUL log in, you will benefit from the following enhancements:

  • View full availability information immediately for print and e-resources as the Library Catalogue will be fully integrated within Hunter
  • View and update your loans & holds (i.e. reservations)
  • Place inter library loan requests
  • Review any fines
  • Up to 10 automatic renewals, unless another user has placed a hold on your item

NHS Staff

From Tuesday 5th December your library account can only be accessed by signing in to Hunter, the library’s search tool, where you will be able to renew your books, place reservations and view fines.

Sign in details for your library account can be obtained by contacting the library.

When signed in to Hunter, you will benefit from the following enhancements:

  • View full availability information immediately for print and e-resources as the Library Catalogue will be fully integrated within Hunter
  • View and update your loans & holds (i.e. reservations)
  • Place inter library loan requests
  • Review any fines
  • Up to 10 automatic renewals, unless another user has placed a hold on your item

Access to the university’s collection of e-journals will still largely remain on-campus only after the 5th December, unless you are attached to an academic programme, have a University honorary title or joint contract.

You will still need an NHS OpenAthens account to access NHS e-resources such as e-books, literature search databases or journals from any computer or device with internet access.


Important information regarding your e-Shelf

Your e-Shelf will function in the same way. However, unfortunately the contents of your e-Shelf cannot be automatically transferred across to the new system.  Therefore, you will need to:

  1. Before the upgrade – keep a separate email list of any items on your e-Shelf that you want to restore after the upgrade eg articles, books; saved searches and alerts, ideally before Wednesday 29th November.
  2. After the upgrade – manually restore the content to your e-Shelf using your list

You can find instructions for performing step 1 here. Further details on performing stage 2 will be posted at a later date.

Closer to the upgrade date we will provide more details of all the changes you will see in Hunter. Look out for more information on the improvements we are making here on the blog, on our social media channels and on the Library website.

If you have any queries please email liaison@sgul.ac.uk

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Reduced Opening Hours in August

From Tuesday 1 August to Thursday 31 August, the library opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 8am – 11pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 9pm

The Library is staffed:
Monday to Friday: 8am – 6pm

Outside of staffed hours, the library operates as self-service.

The Research Enquiries Desk will be open:
Monday to Friday: 12pm – 2pm

The IT Clinic will be open:
Monday 12-2pm
Wednesday 12-2pm

17 – 18 June: Work on main library entrance

*Update*

Between Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18  June the main entrance into the Library will be relocated to the side near the lift lobby, and push panels for opening the door will be installed. These measures are being put into place to prevent excess noise filtering into the Library from the Social Learning Space. The Library will be fully accessible during these times.

The current main entrance will become a fire exit only door. The Academic Skills Centre Pod, along with the PCs for resetting passwords and logging IT issues will be moved to the opposite side of the library foyer near the windows.