Taylor Library – Block D Ground Floor CLOSED

Block D closed

We would like to advise our readers that, until further notice, Taylor Library Block D ground level will be closed from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 10 am. The closure is essential for our stock maintenance project.

We  apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

IT Service Desk in the Sir Duncan Rice Library from Monday 3 September

IT problems

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IT Services is relocating the IT Service Desk Walk-in Service to the Sir Duncan Rice Library from Monday 3 September 2018. This means that the current walk-in location in the Edward Wright Building will be permanently closed to visitors after Friday 31 August.

In the Sir Duncan Rice Library, the IT Service Desk will be placed alongside the Library Information Desk, and it will provide the users help in person with IT related queries. The Desk is open from Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm.

IT Services will continue to handle email and phone inquiries as usual, and the Foresterhill Service Desk remains open in room 1:122 of the Polwarth Building. You can also log an IT query any time through MyIT portal.

If you need more information, please contact IT Services.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Taylor Library MFD update

MFDIT Services have analysed usage of MFDs in Taylor Library (and across campus) and have made a some of changes as a result of their findings. Now, the four MFDs opposite the issue desk are all black and white machines as they are by far the most heavily used. If you require colour printing, the MFD in the PC classroom on floor 2 provides this option. It has been replaced with a larger model in order to better cope with the level of use. Just make sure to select the colour printer when sending your job.

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

Food and Drink in Taylor Library

With the first classes of term just around the corner, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind users of the food and drink policy.

Food is permitted in certain areas of Taylor Library, provided it is not hot, overly fragrant or noisy. So for example sandwiches, salads and last night’s pizza are fine. Soup, curry, crisps and 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 at any PC
  • project rooms 1 and 2
  • the silent areas in D block

Just ask a member of staff if you are unsure of anything. It is our aim to provide a harmonious study environment for all library users at all times. Please help us to do so.

Thanks,

happy studying!

The Taylor Library team

 

Print one item from your printing queue

Copying, printing and scanning is available in all libraries. Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) across the University allow you to print, scan and photocopy documents.

To send a job to the printer (MFD):

  1. open the document you wish to print and click on the FILE tab on the far left of the ribbon and
  2. choose Print to bring up the print menu.

Click Print

From the drop-down arrow, make sure to choose MFD-PULL-BW if you are printing in black and white, and MFD-PULL-COLOUR if you are printing in colour.

MFD choices

Click here to see printing charges.  The printer network allows you to send jobs from any classroom PC and retrieve them from any MFD printer on campus. You don’t have to necessarily print in the site where you sent the job from!

Retrieving the job(s) from the printer

In Taylor, there are 4 MFDs on floor 1, located opposite the Issue Desk. Once you have sent your document(s) for printing, login to the MFD by scanning your card on the reader. You can also tap the screen and enter your University username and password manually.  Tap the Pull Print icon. Your name and print credit will appear on the top left, just above the list of jobs you have sent for printing.

Print All
You can either ‘Print all’ from the top right, in which case the MFD will start printing all jobs in reverse order (the last one sent will be printed first),

Highlight and choose

 

 

or, you can highlight one at a time and choose ‘Print’.

 

 

You can use the same method to Delete or see information about individual print jobs. Just highlight and chose the desired action. Every time you print a title it disappears from your list. You can log off and come back to your printing later as jobs stay in the queue for four days.

When you are finished, go Back and Logout. Remember to top up your printing budget if you have more printing coming up! For more information on paying for printing click here.

Sending print jobs from your laptop and mobile device

  • Find information on how to configure your personal device to the printing network here. This is a one-time setting and you won’t have to repeat it every time you send jobs from your laptop!
  • Also see the guide about printing from a mobile device when working on the move. WebPrint allows you to send jobs from your phone or tablet and collect from a networked MFD/printer.

We also have a podcast on using the MFDs in Taylor. You will find it under the My Zone tab on the Library website.

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
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

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
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk