Although Taylor Library has been closed since Scotland entered Level 4 lockdown, this doesn’t mean that you cannot get books or journal parts from there. The Library provides a Click & Collect service for university staff and students.
You can request items from Taylor Library through Primo. Please, login to Primo with your university IT username and password, search for the item you want to borrow, and simply click on Request in the ‘Get It’ section of the Primo item page. Staff will then fetch the item, issue it, and you will be informed by e-mail when it is available for collection. Remember, as Taylor Library is closed, all collections will be available from the Sir Duncan Rice Library between 10:00 and 17:00 from Monday to Friday.
Please also note that the Click & Collect service is currently for items that are not on loan. We would like to emphasise that Reference items are excluded, and that items held at other branches may take a little longer to provide. Items which have just been returned will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours, in line with international guidance, before they can be issued to another reader – this will be indicated on Primo.
Heavy Demand items
If the item that you wish to borrow is Heavy Demand, it is not possible to request it via Primo, but you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and staff will be able to process your request. The regulation regarding Heavy Demand items has not been changed, and you must remember, that no more than two HD books can be borrowed at any time. You will receive an email notification when your item is ready for collection.
During the current level 4 restrictions, the usual loan period has been extended, and any Heavy Demand items borrowed just now, will be due back at the beginning of April. For readers who borrowed Heavy Demand items on extended loan over the period when the libraries were closed – now that the Sir Duncan Rice Library is open, we would like to ask you to return them. Please, give other users a chance to get those books. If you have any questions on returning books, please contact us on email@example.com.
When collecting your item, please bring your ID card with you, as this will be required for proof of identity. Also, remember to bring suitable bags to carry your items away, as we are unable to provide these. Use your ID card to access The Sir Duncan Rice Library and come to the Welcome Desk for assistance. If your ID card does not allow you access to the building, ring 01224 274505 and wait for staff assistance. Please ensure you wear a face covering and observe the 2m distancing regulations while you are collecting your items.
Any items not collected within 5 working days will be returned and re-shelved following quarantining. If you have any difficulties or questions regarding requesting items, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know that this is a very difficult time for every student, but final year law students might face more upheaval than others to finish their law dissertations in time by April 2021. If you are one of them, and you need paper resources from Taylor Library, please do not hesitate to use our Click & Collect service. We will do everything we can to satisfy your request or to help you any other ways if we cannot. You can count on us.
As 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.
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.