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.
See you soon!
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 services, facilities and law resources. Our 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
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
Taylor Library will be open as normal over the Easter break.
We open at 09:00 and close at 22:00 most days except for:
Fridays: closing time is 20:00
Sundays: opening time is 13:00
For more details, see here.
For term dates and week numbers, click here.
Please come in if you have any questions or just need a silent place to study!
Taylor Library Team
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.
We wish you all the best of luck for 2016.
Taylor Library Staff
Taylor Library & European Documentation Centre (EDC) would like to extend a warm welcome to the first year law students and the new LLM students starting their academic courses in 2015-2016.
Taylor Library as a specialised law library provides excellent opportunity for you to carry out study or research. Please visit our physical collections in Old Aberdeen campus or check out our electronic resources online.
We are looking forward to having you among our regular library visitors.
Wishing you all the best of luck and success at University of Aberdeen.
Taylor Library Team