September 25, 2017, by Katherine Beers
What’s new in Libraries for 2017/18?
Welcome back to your University of Nottingham libraries for 2017/18. We’ve got some exciting news to share with you about changes and improvements in our libraries and the services we provide.
- Students can now borrow more books at the same time, all students and academics can have 60 print books, plus 2 short loans and endless access to e-resources.
- Don’t forget that our More Books service is open to students and staff at the University. If you need more copies, books that relate to teaching and learning, or a one off Inter Library Loan then please use this service tell us.
An improved NUsearch experience
- NUsearch the library discovery tool has been upgraded, it has an improved user interface which is mobile friendly. It’s a one-stop shop for searching all of our library collections.
- A summary of new features are available in this blog post . Particularly useful NUsearch tools are; related reading suggestions, improved citation tracking and the option to tag search results.
Changes in libraries
- We’ve bought new chairs for Hallward and Greenfield Medical Libraries, based on your feedback they all have wheels and comfortable seats!
- Hallward now as three water coolers, there are two on level 2 and one on level 1.
- The George Green Library exhibition space will be showcasing our interesting and unique Manuscripts and Special Collections as a regular programme. The current exhibit is called ‘Coming Home to Roost’ and displays the ornithological drawings from the Porter Collection. You may have spotted some of the beautiful illustrations from the Porter Collection on the study room windows in George Green.
- In addition to the exhibition space, George Green also has a new display case; the Business and James Cameron Gifford Libraries have a similar installation with collections changing 2-3 times a year.
- The Manuscripts and Special Collections iBook Parchment and Pixels is on display in Hallward and George Green Libraries. At the King’s Meadow Campus the iBook is available to view in the Manuscripts Reading Rooms or in the reception area.
Changes to Collections
- A brand new reading for leisure collection has been curated for you to use, based at Greenfield Medical Library but available for request via NUsearch. To find the books that make up this collection, please type ‘Greenfield Medical Library leisure reading’ into the search box in NUsearch.
The collection draws resources together from four categories:
Health humanities, mental well-being, international fiction and general reading for pleasure.
- The main Architecture collection of print books and journals has relocated from Hallward to George Green Library, reflecting the department’s affiliation with the Faculty of Engineering.
- Self Service reservation collection is available in Business and Djanogly LRC, George Green, Greenfield Medical, Hallward and James Cameron-Gifford Libraries. This means that you may access reservations during all library opening times. Check your email notification of availability for the collection code and away you go!
- Due to the popularity of the Book Crossing book swap shelf at Hallward Library we now have a new point at James Cameron Gifford Library at Sutton Bonington. If you are short of reading books, why not drop off your old books and select something new to read? Add a bit of fun to the experience by logging where you collected it and where you left it for the next keen reader to find it!
Please remember that we offer an inter-site delivery service for all ordinary loan print books in our collections, this means we will deliver your requests to a location of your choosing.
Library tours will be offered between 10-4.00 daily during the first 3 weeks of term.
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