The Sir Duncan Rice Library is open for business as usual (Monday 31st August)

We are happy to announce that The Sir Duncan Rice Library is open for business as usual. Thank you for being so understanding during the closure, and we look forward to seeing you in the Library.

Diane Bruxvoort
University Librarian and Director

 

Update on services and facilities at The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Wed 26 August 2015

Arrangements are now in place to bring in a power unit for The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) and, following testing, we expect the building to reopen on 31 August 2015.

In the meantime the Library Team has put in place the following arrangements:

Fetching Service for Items from the Collections

Please note:

  • There is now a daily fetching service retrieving items from TSDRL collections on Floors 1 to 7
  • Search for the item(s) you want and place an online request at http://primo.abdn.ac.uk:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do  – select Taylor Library as the Pickup Location
  • If you request an item before 12 noon it will be available for collection from Taylor Library from 3pm the same day
  • You will also be notified by e-mail when the item is available for collection

If you need help please contact Linda McIntyre: Tel. 01224 273824;
Email. l.mcintyre@abdn.ac.uk.

Enquiries

Enquiries are being dealt with as normal. Please email the Library at library@abdn.ac.uk or contact the Information Consultant for your subject area – details are available at https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/support/contacts/ic/ or Tel. 01224 27 3330.

Room Bookings for TSDRL Rooms

All bookings for the week of 24 August have been rescheduled to alternative locations. If you have a room booked you should already have been advised of this. As a contingency alternative locations for bookings in the week of 31 August are being sourced. If you have a booking during next week you will be contacted about it. If you need more information contact Emma Fowlie: Tel. 01224 273385; Email. e.fowlie@abdn.ac.uk.

Information Point at TSDRL

Library staff will be available at an Information Point on the Ground Floor of the The Sir Duncan Rice Library 09.00 – 17.00 each weekday until the Library re-opens to help direct readers to alternative locations for services. Please note – there will be no access to the building for users or visitors (see Fetching Service above for details of how to obtain books for loan).

Return of Items on Loan

You can return items to the Taylor Library (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/about/taylor/ ) or the Medical Library (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/about/med/ ) at Foresterhill. If you have any queries regarding returns or problems getting items back to us, please contact Linda McIntyre: Tel. 01224 273824; Email. l.mcintyre@abdn.ac.uk.

Inter Library Loans

Inter Library Loans are being administered from the Taylor Library while TSDRL is closed.  You can collect and return items at the Issue Desk there.  Queries can be directed to: Alyson Petrie: Tel.  01224 272601; Email. alyson.petrie@abdn.ac.uk.

Library Membership Queries

Library Memberships can still be issued or renewed at either Taylor Library or Medical Library. For any queries relating to these or ID card issues contact: Marion Blacklaw: Tel. 01224 273767; Email. m.blacklaw@abdn.ac.uk.

Fines

All fines for TSDRL loanable items incurred during the closure period will be waived.

Special Collections Centre and The Gallery

The Special Collections Centre and Ground Floor Gallery remain closed until further notice.

Nearby Classroom PC Facilities

For students needing access to Classroom PCs the nearest buildings with PC provisions are the Fraser Noble and Meston buildings. A full listings of computer classrooms available across campus is available at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/it/student/class/where-pc.php .

Alternative Study Places

Many study places are available in either the Taylor Library or Medical Library. More details on study places across campus are available at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/it/student/class/where-pc.php .

Printing, Binding and Reprographic Services

Thesis, dissertation and other binding and reprographic services will continue to run unaffected from the UniPrint office at 23 St Machar Drive (building no.3 on the map at    http://www.abdn.ac.uk/about/documents/OA-Campus-Map-2014.pdf ). Work previously submitted to the Print Shop in SDRL can be collected from the UniPrint office which is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Students should please print off your work from an MFD in Taylor Library or computing classroom before going to the UniPrint office.

Contact the UniPrint Reception: Tel. 01224 272825; Email uniprint@abdn.ac.uk

Business School Student Access to Datastream

The Datastream software has been installed temporarily on 3 PCs in the MacRobert Building (building 17 on the map at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/about/documents/OA-Campus-Map-2014.pdf), room 106 (first floor). Look out for ‘Datastream Enabled’ posters on the PCs.

Further News and Help

The News page on the Library, Special Collections and Museums website at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/ will be updated as required with announcements on services and facilities.

Please email the Library mailbox if you have any specific queries: library@abdn.ac.uk

Library Service
Tel. 01224 27 3330

Update on services available during The Sir Duncan Rice Library closure

In addition to the services available in the Taylor Library and Medical Library there will be a daily fetching service for TSDRL items from Tuesday 25th August.

Items requested before 12 noon will be available for collection from Taylor Library from 3pm. Place a request online for the item(s) you want, selecting Taylor Library as the Pickup Location. You will be notified by e-mail when the item is available for collection.

Library staff are now maintaining an Information Point at a TSDRL door during business hours to direct people elsewhere for service. No access will be given to the building.

A thesis and dissertation binding service will continue to run from the UniPrint office. Please print off your work from a MFD in Taylor Library or computing classroom before you go to the UniPrint office.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Library Services
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 273330

Monday 24 August: The Sir Duncan Rice Library remains CLOSED

The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) will remain CLOSED today, Monday 24 August 2015, due to an ongoing power outage.

A thesis and dissertation printing and binding service is available from the UniPrint office at 23 St Machar Drive, Aberdeen, AB24 3RY, tel. +44 (0)1224 272825 (building 3 on the Old Aberdeen campus map). Work previously submitted to the Print Shop in TSDRL can be collected from the UniPrint office. Please note the UniPrint office is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

If you are looking for a study space please join us in Taylor Library (building 20 on the Old Aberdeen campus map). Medical Library (building 10 on the Foresterhill campus map) is also open (opening hours). Datastream is available on 3 PCs in Room 106 in the MacRobert Building for Business students requiring access to this software.

Books can be returned to Taylor Library or Medical Library.

Please check Library web pages for updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Library Service

 

Library closure update: Datastream available in the MacRobert Building

If you need to use Datastream software today, Friday 21st August, and over the weekend, it has been installed temporarily on 3 PCs in the MacRobert Building (building 17 on the King’s Campus map), room 106 (first floor). Look out for ‘Datastream Enabled’ posters on the PCs.

You can return books to:

  • Taylor Library (located on the first floor in Taylor Building Block C on King’s Campus), today, Friday 21st August (opening hours)
  • Medical Library (located in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus) today and over the weekend (opening hours)

Study spaces, PCs and MFDs (for printing, scanning and photocopying) are available in both libraries.

Library Service

Update on The Sir Duncan Rice Library closure

We are sorry to report that The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be closed until Monday 24 August 2015 due to a major power outage.

For anyone wishing to use UniPrint printing and binding services the office is open tomorrow from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm on Friday 21st August, but closed over the weekend. The UniPrint office can be contacted on tel. +44 (0)1224 272825.

If you are looking for a study space on Friday Taylor Library is open from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Medical Library is open Friday and over the weekend (opening hours).

Books can be returned to Taylor Library (opening hours) or Medical Library (opening hours).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Library Services

The Sir Duncan Rice Library closed today , Thursday 20 August 2015

Due to a power outage The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) is closed today, Thursday 20 August 2015.

A thesis and dissertation printing and binding service is available from the UniPrint office at 23 St Machar Drive, Aberdeen, AB24 3RY, tel. +44 (0)1224 272825 (building 3 on the Old Aberdeen campus map). Work previously submitted to the Print Shop in TSDRL can be collected from the UniPrint office.

If you are looking for a study space please join us in Taylor Library (building 20 on the Old Aberdeen campus map) or Medical Library (building 10 on the Foresterhill campus map). Books can be returned to Taylor or Medical Libraries.

We hope to be open tomorrow, but please check Library web pages for updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Susan McCourt
s.mccourt@abdn.ac.uk

TSDRL New Acquisitions

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Please click on our New Acquisitions webpage to check the latest additions to the Sir Duncan Rice Library’s collection. All you need to do in order to view the full details of an entry is to click on each shelfmark which will redirect you to the title’s record on PRIMO. Afterwards, feel free to investigate the number of copies held, their availability, as well as their location within the Library.

Happy reading!

The Sir Duncan Rice Library hosts Pit Stop Challenge

Pit Stop Challenge in The Sir Duncan Rice LibraryHow quickly can you change the tyre on a Formula 1 racing car? This was the challenge presented to participants at the Pit Stop Challenge event held recently in The Sir Duncan Rice Library. The event was organised by the Careers Service to highlight Shell’s Technical Partnership with Ferrari which began over 60 years ago.

The pit stop challenge recreated the drama, excitement and teamwork of an F1 pit stop. Team members were timed as they changed the wheels on a full scale Ferrari F1 car under race conditions. Around 450 students were involved in the event during the day, and over 180 students tried their hand at changing the formula one tyres. A number of staff were also involved.

Students who participated in the challenge received a commemorative Ferrari glass and some other Shell goodies. The winning time was 2.39secs.

The Careers Service works closely with Shell on a number of on-campus initiatives including recruitment events, employability initiatives, and general brand awareness campaigns. See the Careers Service website for careers advice and guidance, jobs and events.

Collections Highlight: University war memorial

Section from stained glass window in King's Chapel

Section from stained glass window in King’s Chapel

As part of our Roll of Honour resource, which has been created in recognition of the service of students, staff and alumni in the First and Second World Wars, the Special Collections Centre at the Sir Duncan Rice Library has posted its latest collections highlight, which features the University’s war memorial in King’s College Chapel.