Taylor Library Closure

FullSizeRender (5)Due to measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19, Taylor Library will be closed at 17:00 on Tuesday 17 March 2020 for the foreseeable future.

Please, contact us via emails if you need assistance with online resources. Taylor Library staff will monitor library emails (lawlib@abdn.ac.uk) from home within office hours (09:00-17:00). Check the university website (www.abdn.ac.uk) for up-to-date information.

Information  and advice on corona virus situation:

NHS website – general advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
NHS 111https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Government advisory service: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Do you need help with your dissertation?

Inter Library Loans for taught postgraduates and final year undergraduates

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Are you preparing for your dissertation and you need a book or an article we do not have in stock? Have you ever thought of using Inter Library Loan (ILL) services? Through the national Inter Library Loan network, we can obtain materials for you from other libraries.

The post will explain how this service operates and highlight a few important facts you need to consider before requesting this service.

Before you submit your ILL request

Please make sure you have checked Primo before you submit your request. Each year, the ILL Team find approximately 50% of requests received are for items already in the University of Aberdeen’s library collections. If you are not sure how to search for items on Primo, or how to interpret the library record of the item, please come to the Issue/Help Desk or email us, and we will help you.

Please make sure that you have as much details as possible about the item(s) you need. Also, if it is a book that you want to request, you can check the author and title on Copac, and it would give you an idea how many institutions have the book.

What material can you request?

Books, reports, copies of patents or standards or journal articles may be requested.

How much does the ILL service cost?

Unfortunately, this is not a free service, so you need to pay for it when you are submitting your request. You can buy ILL vouchers at the Issue Desk in Taylor Library. A voucher costs £7.00 and covers one standard Inter Library Loan request. You can find the full list of the ILL charges here.

The progress of your request

Be aware that we cannot predict when you can get your requested items from other libraries, or that your request will be ever met. Usually, books could take up to 4 – 6 weeks to get here, while journal articles can be quicker, as these days they are scanned and sent immediately. You can check the progress of your ILL request through the Library Catalogue. Please login to the catalogue using your university username and password.

Please Note

  • Usually brand new books (e.g. published in 2018 and 2019) would not be sent out
  • If a book was on loan at the institution, it would not be recalled
  • If their copy was in their Heavy Demand section, they would not lend it either
  • We would not get books from institutions from abroad as it is very costly.

If you have any questions, please get back in touch with us.

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

 

 

You said, we did – Service improvement in Taylor Library

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The new academic year is already upon us, and we are getting busier every day. It is great to welcome not only the new but also, the many returning students in the library.

For those of you who were regular users of our services last year, the news that the library has got 396 new electrical sockets must come as a pleasant surprise. We know how many of you preferred using your own laptops here, and were sometimes disappointed when you failed to find free tables next to a wall socket. During the summer, this major refurbishment gave us the chance to improve our services.

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Please come and visit us in Taylor Library to see what we can offer, and hopefully, enjoy a more comfortable and pleasant working environment.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Welcome to the Law Library

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The library team welcomes all new and returning students to Taylor Library. Once you’ve admired our brilliant new carpet, please wander around the shelves and check what we can offer to you.

The new book shelf is full with items acquired over the summer. The latest parts of the legal journals and law reports can be seen on our display unit. We have tidied the periodicals, the law report collection, as well as the general law book collection upstairs, and we are happy to report that quiet a few missing items were found, though not everything.

As a modern academic library, we can offer not only paper resources but e-books, e-journals and access to quite a few mainstream legal databases

Please follow the links, if you need information on library servicesfacilities and law resourcesOur guides provide quick help for any kind of library or resource related problems.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in the library soon, and wishing you all the best of luck in the 2017/18 academic year.

Taylor Library Team
 lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

Tip of the Day – Borrowing entitlement

beeeeewksLibrary users may borrow materials from the Sir Duncan Rice Library as well as from any of the site libraries, e.g. Medical Library or Taylor Library. The number of the items you can get depends on your membership category.

If you wish to know your borrowing entitlement, please consult the following list:

  • Undergraduate students: 20 loans
  • Taught Postgraduate students: 20 loans
  • Research Postgraduate students: 30 loans
  • Staff (including Honorary and Retired Staff): 50 loans
  • Temporary Services Staff: 10 loans
  • NHS Grampian Staff: 10 loans
  • External readers: 10 loans
  • SCONUL Access readers: 5 loans

Remember! University students and staff can get only two Heavy Demand books at a time, within their borrowing entitlement.

For more information, please follow the link here.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

New instructional video: Finding law e-journal articles through Primo

Needing to find an online journal article but unsure where to start?
Why not watch our short video on finding law e-journal articles through Primo…

You can find it under the Instructional Material tab in our blog, or online through our youtube channel.

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More videos on how to use the Taylor Library resources and facilities to come soon!

Just keep checking the list of our Instructional Material and hopefully you will find the right video to help you make the most of our library!

If you have any questions about this or any of our videos, please email lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Eleni Borompoka
Senior Information Assistant
Taylor Library and EDC
eleni.boro@abdn.ac.uk