University unveils plans for a new library

A new library development is to be built at the heart of the University of Bristol’s Clifton campus. For further information about this exciting news please read the University's press release.

Library Search maintenance (December 16-17)

Maintenance work is taking place on the Library Search service beginning Saturday, December 16 at 23:00 and ending Sunday, December 17 at 03.00. Please note that the service may become unavailable during this time. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.

Trial access to Sage Research Methods

The library has arranged trial access to Sage Research Methods, cases, datasets and videos which provide access to over 800 books, reference works, journal articles and videos, spanning the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities. Topics include writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the findings.

The trial extends till 16th February 2018.

Please send any feedback to your Subject Librarian.

New web proxy service (access to electronic resources off-site)

The Library, in consultation with IT Services, implemented a new web proxy service (EZproxy) on Monday, 13 November. Advice and guidance about how to gain 'Access to electronic resources’ when off-site has now been updated.

Library Undergraduate Travel Bursaries Scheme

For the second year running, funds are available to help cover travel costs for undergraduate students who wish to visit other libraries and/or archives to further their studies.

The scheme is for undergraduate students undertaking or about to undertake their final year dissertations or projects. This includes students in their penultimate year preparing in advance for their final year projects. A number of students benefited from the scheme last year and we are pleased to be able to offer it again.

Applications for the bursaries are welcomed from students of all disciplines. Up to £250 will be available for successful candidates.

Further details about the application process are available. 

Arts & Social Sciences 24/7 Study Centre

From Monday 16 October 2017 we will be opening the ground floor of the Arts & Social Sciences Library as a 24/7 study centre. The upper floors will continue to be open from 8am-11.30pm, Monday to Sunday. Although there won’t be an Information Desk Service overnight, we now offer an out of hours Ask a Librarian service for your library enquiries.

The entire Arts & Social Sciences Library is open 24/7 during the January and summer assessment periods. 

Loan laptops

We are pleased to announce that loan laptops will be available in the Arts & Social Sciences Library from Monday 16 October. The self-service locker is located at the back of the ground floor, you just need to your UCard to issue and return a laptop to use within the library. 

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