While You Were Away… 2018

A lot has happened in the Library since the end of Semester 2 and the Summer break.

new catalogue

We recently posted about the Library’s new physical and digital spaces, but even more changes have been afoot:

New look Library catalogue

On Monday 2nd July the library catalogue was updated to have a more modern user interface. This has a responsive design that makes it easier to use on mobile phones and tablets.

New and improved Assistive Technology Room

This room is exclusively for students who are registered with the Disability service. The ATI room was originally based at the front of Level 3 and was rather narrow and small. Its new location in the North West corner of Level 2 makes it much more accessible. There is more space for specialist equipment and software provided by Computing Services. The look and feel of the space has also been improved with vinyl wall graphics.

ati room

Upgrades to existing study spaces on Levels 3-5

  • During the Summer one of the Level 4 staff offices (L4.06) was converted into a single seat study room, suitable for private study. This follows student demand for a dedicated private room for this purpose.

We are not just adding new spaces to study, we are actively improving the quality of existing study spaces:

  • 172 PC’s on Level 3 and Level 5 have been upgraded, to include:
    24 inch screens and 4 USB slots
  • 130 chairs on Level 3 and Level 4 have been repaired or replaced.

New e-resources for all disciplines

springer 2018We have acquired online book, journal and database content from several publishers, to support research, learning and teaching in many disciplines. These are summarised with direct links on a separate ‘new e-resources’ post.

For example, this includes more than 11,000 newly accessible research monographs from Springer. Most of these are 2018 frontfiles, but also include archive e-books.

We now have over 73,000 of these Springer e-books covering science, engineering, design humanities, social sciences and management topics.


Keeping you warm with loanable blankets

The Library has purchased new blankets for 2018 and is making these loanable from the Issue Desk. Our building is temperature controlled, but if you find a cold spot, do get in touch to let us know. If you are still feeling chilly, pick up one of our blankets!

All of these enhancements are summarised in the Library’s While You Were Away report for 2018.

Please let us know if you have any feedback by contacting library@bath.ac.uk

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