Tip of the Day: Renewing items through Primo


Would you like to renew your loans?

You can easily do that online, just follow the steps below:

1. ‘Login’ to Primo using your University computer username and password. The login option can be found on the top right corner of the Primo home page.


2. Click on the ‘My Account‘ tab on the top right of the screen.

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3. Select ‘Loans‘ from the My Account page.

4. You will see a list of all the books, journals or other library material that are currently
on loan to you.

5.If you want to renew all your library materials, click on the ‘Renew All‘ link (right
under the ‘List of Active Loans’ tab). This will automatically select all your items, and renew them.

6. If you want to renew some of your items, select the item(s) that you wish to renew
by ticking the boxes aligned with the titles, and then click on ‘Renew Selected‘ option.


  • Heavy Demand items cannot be renewed on Primo. You must return them physically to the library.
  • 3 day loans will be automatically renewed by the Library Service up to nine times (subject to library rules and regulations). You will be notified by email whether
    the renewal was successful or not.
  • For any other items: self-renewal can be done from Primo provided the items
    have not been requested by someone else and you do not have outstanding fines.

Taylor Library Team


Legal journals – update

cropped-fullsizerender-5.jpgDid you know that some of the periodicals are only available in paper format in
the Taylor Library?

Although the Taylor Library has an extensive collection of e-journals, not every title has
online access. Please check the following list of publications to see what we have only
in hard copy:

  • Family Law (library holdings: from 1971 onwards)
  • Oil & Gas Law & Taxation Review (holdings cover the years: 1982-1994; 1996; 1997; and 1999)
  • Recueil des Cours: Academie de Droit International (available from 1947 onwards)
  • Scottish Law Gazette (library holdings cover the years 1933 – 2005; 2014)
  • Tolley’s Insolvency Law & Practice (available between the years, 1995 – 2007)

TIP! Although the journal entitled ‘Juridical Review‘ has online access, you have to be careful because the library e-holdings cover only the years between 1889-1938 and from 2010 onwards.

Remember! If you need one or more publications from the list above, you have to come to the Library and find the volumes on the shelves.

Taylor Library Team

Tip of the Day: OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is the library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It also has publications of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).
Through the OECD iLibrary, you can get access to:
  • 9,900 e-books
  • 96,700 tables and graphs
  • 4,370 articles
  • 4,330 multilingual summaries
  • 4,490 working papers
  • and 5 billion data points across 42 databases.

The database is available via Primo. Please use the quick search box and type OECD iLibrary in the search box, and press Enter.
Finally, to select the database from the result screen, click on View Online tab.

Access to OECD

For more information, see Library Guide – Official Publications Collection.

Taylor Library Team

EDC Information Update – new library blog

EDC blog 3We are delighted to share the good news that the European Documentation Centre (EDC), which is part of the European Direct Information Network, has launched a new blog, EDC Information Update.

The blog provides information on resources, work and policy of the European Union.

Please follow the blog to stay up to date with the latest developments, news and events.

Taylor Library Staff


Featured Book of the Month: Maintenance and Child Support in Private International Law by Lara Walker

Maintenance Walker

Featured book this month:

Maintenance and Child Support in Private International Law by Lara Walker

Here is a portion of the publisher’s description:

“No one would dispute that the duty to provide for those that you have a legal and moral obligation to support is very important. With the movement and migration of people both within Europe and globally there are more and more families and relations who live in different states. Therefore it is imperative that suitable and workable methods exist to create maintenance obligations and then secure the transfer of funds, particularly from abroad. In this book the provisions in EU Maintenance Regulation no 4/2009 and the Hague Maintenance Convention of 2007 are analysed in order to discover what developments and therefore potential improvements have been made in relation to the recovery of maintenance from abroad. It also includes an empirical study on the first year of operation of the Maintenance Regulation. Data collected has been analysed in order to supplement the critique of the instruments. The information and analysis is used to suggest suitable solutions for the future which include, amendments to the Regulation and recommendations for best practice.”

Head to the publisher’s site to find out more and read some excerpts. Alternatively, just pop in to Taylor and have a look! We have 2 copies in Heavy Demand.

Lara Walker lectures in Law at the University of Sussex.

The University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Private International Law is globally recognized as one of the leading research groups in its field.

All books acquired in the last 3 months are listed on the Taylor Library New Acquisitions page (updated at the beginning of every month) which includes links to the book entries on Primo. From there you can check availability, request books that are out on loan, and reserve Heavy Demand items.

Taylor Library & EDC Team

Isle of Man Legislation website is better than ever

For anyone wishing to look up Isle of Man legislation you may find the recent upgrade to the website of interest.

The Attorney General’s Chambers in the Isle of Man has announced the launch of the latest upgrade to the Isle of Man Legislation website. The new version is fully operational with effect from 16 March 2015. Included below is further information supplied by the Isle of Man Legislation Website Administrator, Jayne Hubble.

“The Isle of Man Legislation website provides free, open access to all current Acts of Tynwald consolidated to show all amendments. Their target is to publish the current Acts showing all amendments consolidated to the beginning of the previous month.

The upgraded site has a more modern appearance and has been optimised for smart phone and tablet compatibility. Other features of the upgraded site include:

  • Current Acts presented alphabetically or by subject
  • A point in time function allowing previous versions of Acts to be viewed
  • Table of changes made to Acts showing the source of amendments and the date they came into effect
  • All Acts published “as enacted” since 2001
  • All Acts repealed since September 2012
  • Improved search facility

There are also links to:

  • Current Isle of Man Orders in Council
  • Secondary Legislation
  • Social Security LegislationFuture improvements include the publication of Appointed Day Orders.”

Any queries concerning the website should be addressed to:
Jayne Hubble (Legislation Website Administrator)
e-mail: Jayne.hubble@attgen.gov.im
Telephone: 01624 685452


Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business

A Short History of Taylor Library

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In the summer 2015, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the last and most extensive refurbishment of the Taylor Library. To celebrate the occasion, the Taylor Library Team would like to present our readers with a short history of the library.

The article aims to follow the development of the site from the mid-1950s till today. It will outline the most important events, how the service improved and how the collections were enriched.

We guarantee that the old photographs that illustrate the story will capture your imagination.

You can read the full story on the library webpage:  http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/about/taylor/a-short-history-of-taylor-libr/


Taylor Library & EDC Team


New Tip of the Day Service

TipWe are delighted to introduce a new service to help you make the most of the resources and services at Taylor Library. The ‘Tip of the Day’ service will be launched before the start of the next exam period.

From the middle of April, we will deliver useful tips to you regarding:

  • Library services
  • Legal databases
  • Other online resources (e-books, e-journals)
  • Official publications
  • Technical support
  • And much, much more…

We hope you will find this daily service advantageous for your study and research.


Taylor Library& EDC Team

More new books in Taylor!

The latest additions to our collection are listed on the new acquisitions page. Have a look here to see what we acquired in September. You can click on the shelfmark for each entry and it will take you to that book’s record on PRIMO. From there you can view further details and make reservations where applicable.

Happy reading!

Ross McClure
Senior Information Assistant
Taylor Library and EDC (European Documentation Centre)