Taylor Library during revision and exam time

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Library staff in Taylor Library always put special emphasis on maintaining an atmosphere which is suitable for individual studies, but during revision and exam time, we try to do more to ensure that the working environment is appropriate for all patrons.

Exam time evidently comes with a lot of stress and the library is busier than usual. We thought that observing the following basic rules can enhance the learning experience here:

  • Making and receiving phone calls is not permitted in Taylor Library. If you need to to make or receive a phone call, please leave the library to do so in the stairwell area of Taylor Block C.
  • If you are working in a silent area, please do not disturb others, remember, talking is not permitted there.
  • Be aware that food is not allowed in silent areas either, so please do not eat there.
  • There is a restricted area in the far half of the ground floor in Block D where the use of electronic devices is not permitted.
  • Please do not leave the library for long periods of time whilst using screen savers on library computers. Any PC which is left in this way will be logged out after a period of 30 minutes. This might mean that any unsaved work will be lost.
  • Leaving your personal belongings unattended could be dangerous. The Library cannot take responsibility for lost items. Any belongings unattended for 30 minutes or more will be removed to the staff office.
  • Although conversation is permitted in quiet areas, please remember, these chats must be very brief and quiet.

We would like to wish you good luck with your exams.

If you have any questions, please contact us at lawlib@abdn.ac.uk.

Taylor Library Staff

 

Extended opening hours at The Sir Duncan Rice Library

24 7With the exam period fast approaching, the Library Services at the University of Aberdeen is offering extended, 24/7 opening hours for students and staff.

The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) opened at 11:00 on Sunday 17 November, and it stays open continuously until 22:00 on Friday 13 December 2019.

There will be swipe card access after 22:00 every day, so please bring your ID card with you if you want to stay longer as access will not be permitted without a valid ID card.

Please, read more information about the extended opening hours here.

While TSDRL is open for 24/7 before and during exams, the site libraries – e.g. Taylor Library and Medical Library – are open as normal. Follow the link for more details.

If you have any feedback or suggestion, please contact us at library@abdn.ac.uk.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Getting help with your dissertation – printing and binding

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Hard binding – image taken from The Print Shop, University of Aberdeen

As the time of the summer dissertation submission is fast approaching, we would like to provide you with some information about printing and binding. If you are a postgraduate student preparing for a dissertation submission, you might find this post especially useful.

Once you have finished your thesis and completed the final check, you might want to get your work printed and bound. The Print Shop (23 St. Machar Drive – Auris Building, Old Aberdeen) will be able to help you with both. If you are busy, you do not need to go there because they accept requests via email (printshop@abdn.ac.uk).

In your email, you have to specify your request (binding style, copies required, etc.), and attach a copy of your dissertation in a PDF file. (Word files will not be accepted.) The Print Shop staff will have a quick glance over the text (for incorrect margins or page numbers, etc.), and email you back with the suggested corrections and the price prior to start any work. Do not expect them though to check every grammatical or spelling mistake or to proofread your dissertation. 

Please, check the following information for printing prices:

80gsm paper

  • A4 b/w printing – 3p per page (double sided 5p)
  • A4 colour printing – 10p per page (double sided 19p)
  • A3 b/w printing – 4p per page (double sided 6p)
  • A3 colour printing – 11p per page (double sided 20p)
    (Add 1p to above prices for 100gsm paper.)

You also have the option to acquire binding services only. In that case, theses will be handed in to The Print Shop already printed. Both, soft binding and hard binding are available there.

Soft binding

Soft binding could be Comb & Ring style binding, Metal style binding or Card style binding. In case, you need Card binding, you can choose from the following colour card options: white, green, pink, blue or black. As soft binding takes less time than hard binding, you can usually get your work bound within a day or even less time. Please check The Print Shop website for service times. For prices, please, see the bullet points below:

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Comb & Ring Style Binding

  • up to 50 pages £2.00
  • 51 to 100 pages £3.00
  • 101 to 150 pages £4.00
  • 151 to 220 pages £5.00
  • 221 to 310 pages £6.00

Metal Style Binding

  • up to 50 pages £4.00
  • 51 to 100 pages £5.00
  • 101 to 150 pages £6.00
  • 151 to 220 pages £7.00
  • 221 to 340 pages £8.00

Card Style Binding

  • up to 100 pages £7.00
  • 101 to 250 pages £8.00
  • 251 to 420 pages £10.00
Soft binding – images taken from
The Print Shop, University of Aberdeen

Hard binding

If you wish so, The Print Shop can provide hard binding services for you. As it is more complicated job, they require at least a week to bind your dissertation. For example, if you submit your thesis on Monday, you can collect it the following Monday. In exceptional circumstances or Bindery closures, it may take longer time.

There are four colour options available for this type of binding: black, navy, green, or wine. For basic information about prices, please see the list here:

  • up to 2 copies £30.00 each
  • 3 or more copies £27.00 each
    (based on a maximum of 420 pages. If a thesis is more than this, it will be bound as 2 volumes)
  • University of Aberdeen gold block logo – £2.95 per volume.

Express printing/binding services are also available there for extra cost.

For more information, please visit the following pages: The Print Shop – services, The Print Shop, and Submission of research theses.

Taylor Library Team 
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Duncan Rice Library is open 24/7 until 17 May 2019

24 7As we are getting closer to the exams, the Taylor Library is getting more and more busy. We are happy to see many of you here, and to help you with your exam preparation. Although our opening hours stay the same, this does not mean, you have to stop your studies at 10 pm.

The good news is that the Sir Duncan Rice Library has extended its opening hours, and it is now open 24/7 until 22:00 on Friday 17 May 2019.

Please, be aware that there is only swipe access in the main library after 10 pm, so you always need your ID card to enter the building. Also, as library PCs require a nightly shutdown for reboot, they will not be available for around 10 minutes at 4 am. If you are working on something important at the time, you will have the option to delay the shutdown for 2 hours.

Remember, to take regular breaks and to look after your belongings. For your safety, do not leave the library alone, always travel home with your friends in the early hours.

We wish you all the best during revision time, and good luck with your exams.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

Best of luck with your exams

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We can all agree how important it is to find a nice and quiet place when you are preparing for exams – a place like home… or almost….

Well, students have created their cosy corner in Taylor Library, and hopefully it will help them relax and go through the exam period without stress (if it is possible).

What else could we wish them and everyone here in Taylor Library? GOOD LUCK with your revision and exams!!!!!

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

Taylor Library Comments and Suggestions Box

COMSUGWith exam time upon us the library is naturally very busy.  We strive to maintain as effective a study environment as possible in Taylor so if you have any issues please speak to a member of staff at the issue desk. We also provide a comments and suggestions box, which is located beside the MFDs, opposite the issue desk. When using this facility please provide your name and email address so that we can respond as effectively as possible.

Happy studying and good luck!

Taylor Library

Revision week and exams: make sure you know the library rules!

With the revision and exam period almost upon us the library can get extremely busy. With this in mind we would like to remind our users of the food and drink rules that apply in Taylor Library.

Food is permitted provided it is not hot, overly fragrant or noisy. So for example sandwiches, salads and last night’s pizza are fine. Soup, curry and crisps/popping candy are not. Drinks (excluding alcohol) are permitted under the condition that hot drinks be covered with a fixed lid. In addition, while drinks are permitted throughout the library under the aforementioned conditions, food is NOT allowed in the PC classroom or near PCs in other areas of the library, in Project Rooms 1 and 2 or the silent areas in D block.

To check what is (or isn’t) allowed in each of the library zones, look at the relevant signs on the tables or, ask a member of staff.

It is our aim to provide a harmonious study environment for all service users at all times. Please help us to do so!

Good luck with your exams!

The Taylor Library team

 

24/7 opening at The Sir Duncan Rice Library

In the lead up to the fast approaching exam period The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be extending its opening hours to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are just a few days until this happens and we want to let you know just now so that you can properly plan your […]

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Taylor Library Heavy Demand drop-box

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The Taylor Library self return machine

As exams approach and the Library gets busier we’d like to remind students of the Heavy Demand drop-box, in to which you can return any Taylor Heavy Demand items you have prior to our opening at 9am. The box is placed outside the Taylor Library entrance at around 7:30am every weekday. This is to give you as much opportunity to return HD items before the 10:30am due time as possible. Late Heavy Demand items will accrue an immediate fine of 75p. After one hour this will increase by a further 75p, and will continue to do so for each subsequent hour the item is late. Nobody wants the added stress of library fines at this or any time of year. Help us help you avoid them by making use of the drop-box!

Best of luck with the exams and keep your money for the pub when they’re finished!

 

Water fountain in Taylor Library

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Drink your fill!

We are pleased to announce that Taylor Library now has a water fountain, just in time to keep you fully hydrated throughout the revision and exam period. It is located opposite the current periodical shelves, just beyond the issue desk. Please be aware that the drip tray is only shallow and does not drain.

Enjoy!

And as ever, best of luck with the exams.

Taylor Staff