Good news everyone – Taylor Library is to have over 200 additional power sockets installed over the coming weeks, meaning almost every seat where laptops are permitted will have an outlet by the time term starts in September. There will inevitably be some disruption as the work is carried out but we will of course be open for business as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience the works
Taylor Library and the European Documentation Centre (EDC) welcomes all new students who start postgraduate studies at the University of Aberdeen in January 2018.
Janet MacKay, Information Consultant for Law, will provide you with an induction talk in the Old Senate Room on Friday 12 January, between 10 – 11 am. On the same day, after the talk, there will be two library tours in the Taylor Library. The first tour starts from 11 am, and the second runs from 11.30 am. Please check your university emails to find out your group allocation.
As a modern academic library, the Taylor Library can offer paper collections as well as e-resources and access to legal databases. The following links take you to specific information pages on library services and facilities. If you have any problems using electronic resources, please read our library guidesorcontact the dedicated Help Desk in the Taylor Library.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you in the library soon, and wishing you all the best of luck for your postgraduate studies.
Hi! I’m Janet MacKay, the Information Consultant for Law. I’m here to support the students and staff in the School of Law. I qualified as a librarian in 2003, and have been a member of the Teaching, Liaison & Consultancy team in the University of Aberdeen’s library since 2011.
The best way to contact me is by email as I am often teaching or at meetings. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I work in The Sir Duncan Rice Library (SDRL) for part of the week as I am also the Information Consultant for the Business School – my office in SDRL is on Floor 4. If you have any questions, please get in touch. If I’m in my office in Taylor Library, just knock! It’s the room with the ‘Librarian’s Office’ notice on the door.
If you are a new student, we’ll be meeting in workshops where I’ll be teaching you how to find the literature to support your studies and beyond.
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.
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!
The Taylor Library & EDC welcomes all the new students who start postgraduate studies at University of Aberdeen, as well as our returning students in the Spring Semester, 2016.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you in the Library. We hope we can provide you the best possible learning and research facilities. Our collections – in paper and online – cover all the main fields of the legal practice and jurisprudence. If you need information on library services, facilities and resources, please check our library guides.