15 April 2014

Library Survey - £25 Amazon voucher prize winners have been notified

Congratulations to Victoria Todorova and Arjun Joshi who have both won a £25 Amazon voucher! The other 2 winners have also been notified via email.

684 of you responded, providing really valuable feedback.  So thanks to all of you who took the time to complete the survey. 

We will share findings and any changes implemented as a result, as soon as we can.

Thank you again!

Library Public Services Team

14 April 2014

Library Easter vacation opening hours

Dear staff and students,

Library staff would like to wish you all a very good break for the Easter period.

For those of you who will be studying in the Library here is some information about the opening hours:

This Monday 14 April, Tuesday 15 April and Wednesday 16 April the Library is open 24 hours.
On Thursday 17 April, the Library closes at 22:00

The Library will be closed from Friday 18 April to Tuesday 22 April inclusive.
The Library re-opens on Wednesday 23 April at 08:00 and will be open 24/6.

For further details please see http://www.aston.ac.uk/library/openinghours/

Best regards
Library Public Services Team

11 April 2014

Don't forget to save your work to the H Drive when using Library Laptops

If you are using Library Laptops don't forget to continuously save your work to your H drive as if the battery charge runs out you will lose your work.

8 April 2014

Current Aston students - chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher!

The Library needs your views.

Please complete our short online consultation survey by 23:50 this Friday 11th April to be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 4 £25 Amazon vouchers:

You will find a link to the survey from Library Matters Announcements on Blackboard

Thank you for your participation

Library & Information Services
Public Services Team

4 April 2014

Library Fines paid week commencing 7 April 2014 will be donated to Students' Union Rag Week charities

All Library fines paid week commencing 7 April 2014 will be donated to Aston Students’ Union RAG week charities. You can check whether you owe any fines on your Library Record.

You can pay your fines at the self-service machines in the Library or please ask staff if you need any help.

The Rag Week charities include:

So from Monday 7 April and throughout that week, is a good time to check your Library Record and pay off any fines you may have!

Best regards
Public Services Team

3 April 2014

Library Book Loans During the Easter Vacation

During the Easter vacation, books will continue to be loaned for the normal one day, seven day or long loan period.  They will need to be renewed online:

or returned when due. (No books will be due for return during the Library closed period between Friday, 18th April to Tuesday, 22nd April inclusive.)

Any book which cannot be renewed due to a reservation will need to be returned by post if necessary.  Fines will be charged for late return of books which have been reserved by another reader.

You can check the Easter vacation opening hours here.

Best wishes for the Easter break. 

Library Public Services Team

Dawsonera: Notification of downtime

Dawsonera e-books platform will be unavailable for a short period of time over the next two weekends: "Please be advised that we will be conducting essential system maintenance on dawsonera in the forthcoming weeks and, as a result, the system will be unavailable on Saturday 5th April between 7am and 10am. There will be a second period of downtime that will occur on the following Saturday 12th April between 7am and 10am."