Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Advanced warning of closure

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October the books in the mobile shelving on the ground floor of the Sydney Jones Library Grove Wing will not be accessible to Library users.

During this weekend we will be carrying out modifications to the mobile shelving to create additional aisles and improve access.

Thank you for your patience whilst this work is completed.

There will be full access to the area from Monday 6th October.

Thanks

Laura Dunn

Head of Customer Services

Monday, September 29, 2014

Warning: "library account" email scam

A number of University staff and students have received an email message purporting to be from the University Library with the subject “library account" and stating:

“Your library account has expired, therefore you must reactivate it immediately or it will be closed automatically. If you intend to use this service in the future,you must take action at once!To reactivate your account, simply visit the following page and login with your library account."

Please delete this email.

The web page that the email directs you to has been reported and will be blocked from being accessed by any computers on campus. If you already visited the web page and entered your University account details, you must change your University password immediately. To change your University password, visit the Computing Services homepage at http://www.liv.ac.uk/csd/ and follow the link to the secure password-change tool.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Harold Cohen Library Refurbishment Update

The ongoing £2.6 million refurbishment of the Harold Cohen Library is now in its final stage.

Once complete the work, which has been taking place over the summer months, will provide a new look reception area, an additional 220 study spaces, more power sockets, more social seating space, as well as a postgraduate study room and eight new bookable group study rooms.

The entrance and reception work will be complete next week. Until then there is a temporary entrance and reception at the side of the Library on Ashton Street, next to the Sherrington Building. A Help Desk and Welcome Pod can also be found in HCC2. Please note, the library will be unable to take cash and card payments until the main reception is open. Payments can be taken in the Sydney Jones Library.

Work desks are currently being installed in the upper ground floor Small Group Study Room which will be open next week along with the new social areas on either side of the ground floor entrance, the Refreshments and Group Study Room on the Ground floor, and the new Postgraduate Study Room.

All of the book stock areas are open to students except floor 2 (formerly Stack 6) which we hope to open by the end of the week. Books from this floor will be retrieved by library staff on request.
Work is continuing on the remaining group study floors 3 and 4, which are likely to be complete and ready for use at the end of September.

Further information about the redevelopment can be found at the dedicated website - http://hclrefurb.liv.ac.uk/ - or via Twitter @LivUniLibrary.

Monday, September 22, 2014

TRIAL: Parker Library on the Web

We have trial access to the Parker Library on the Web until Sunday 2nd November 2014.  Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Access Parker Library on the Web from:
http://ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login?url=http://parkerweb.stanford.edu  (University login required off campus)

Parker Library on the Web is a multi-year undertaking of Corpus Christi College, the Stanford University Libraries and Cambridge University Library, to produce a high-resolution digital copy of every imageable page of most manuscripts in the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College.

For more information about the library and the project, visit http://parkerweb.stanford.edu/parker/actions/page.do?forward=about_parker 

After trying Parker Library on the Web, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Friday, September 19, 2014

TRIAL: Loeb Classical Library Online

We have trial access to the Loeb Classical Library Online until Sunday 16th November 2014.  Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Access Loeb Classical Library Online from:

http://ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.loebclassics.com (University login required off campus)

Loeb Classical Library Online is a virtual library of more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts.  It covers epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians.   It features Single- and dual-language reading modes, a Greek keyboard, and search and browse options.

See the FAQ section http://www.loebclassics.com/page/faq/frequently-asked-questions for more information e.g. about how to use the Library, functionality, or its relation to the print books of the series.

After trying Loeb Classical Library Online please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cite Them Right: Planned downtime

Cite Them Right Online will be unavailable between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 20th September, whilst the publisher undertakes maintenance and improvement work on the website.

Palgrave Macmillan do apologise for any inconvenience caused.