Web of Science downtime

Web of Science will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Sunday 25th June from 1pm to Monday 26th June at 1am.  This will result in periods of downtime throughout this 12 hour window.

Please plan your use of Web of Science around this time.

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Access to online library resources

The server move that was planned for Wednesday morning took place on Sunday, ahead of schedule.  Apologies for any disruption this caused you.  We have been in touch with our suppliers, who undertook the move, to ensure that they stick to the agreed dates in future.

If you experience any problems logging into online library resources please contact the Library’s e-access team e-access@city.ac.uk giving them as many of the following details as possible:

  • Your username
  • The resource you were trying to access
  • The web browser you were using
  • Details of the error messages you are receiving

Our apologies for any inconvenience this work caused over the weekend.

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Closure of Level 6

The silent study area on Level 6 of Northampton Square Library is closed for two weeks from 19th June.  This is so we can install new radiators.

In this heat wave radiators are unlikely to be your first thought, but a lot of the feedback that we receive centres around the temperature of the Library, particularly on Level 6.  It is hoped that the new radiators will improve this for the winter.

There are still plenty of silent study spaces available at Northampton Square on Levels 5 and 4.

 

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CANCELLED: Wednesday 21st June: Library system downtime

This work took place earlier than scheduled.

 

 

Between midnight and 9am on Wednesday the 21st June our Library system will be unavailable.  This will means that you will not be able to:

  • Renew any items on your Library account
  • Access any online library resources
  • Use CityLibrary Search

This is a result of our suppliers moving their servers.

Please plan your use of the online library resources, and the renewal of your loans, around this time.

Library Services staff have been working hard to ensure that access to electronic resources is restored as soon as possible.  However, you may well find that some resources become unavailable after this work.  If you experience any problems logging into online library resources that you have previously accessed with no issues, please contact the Library’s e-access team e-access@city.ac.uk giving them as many of the following details as possible:

  • Your username
  • The resource you were trying to access
  • The web browser you were using
  • Details of the error messages you are receiving

Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.  We have worked with our suppliers to schedule this work for the least disruptive time possible.

 

 

 

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Overall winners of Sustainability City Awards

Library Services have only gone done it again. 

Here at Library Services we work very hard to improve our environmental impact and to promote sustainability to everyone at City.

This week we have been awarded Overall Winner of City’s Sustainability League for the second year running. We faced some very stiff competition from some very tough and capable opponents from across City (think D2: The Mighty Ducks and you get the picture).*

Photo of awards

Library Services won a platinum award and were named overall winner in June’s awards.

Library Services have been awarded platinum level for sustainability every year since 2014. This year we organised a series of activities to improve the environmental impact of the library and to promote sustainable initiatives around the libraries. In the last year we have:

We hope to carry on the great work in the coming years.

*Jokes: everyone at City is super lovely. We couldn’t resist the joke. It’s a great film though (and available on Box of Broadcasts). But seriously, this year teams from across City organised some absolutely brilliant campaigns like gardening in Northampton Square and a food bank collection.

Find out more about the great work that City does for sustainability.

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