21 May 2015

Library will be open 24 hours on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May

The Library will be open 24 hours on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May on a self-service only basis (Help desk will be closed.)
Please remember to bring your uniCARD as day passes won't be available. 
Your safety and security is important to us, so please also make sure you look after your belongings in the Library at all times.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend. 
Library Team
 

5 May 2015

Library - Attention all students graduating July 2015

Message from the Library

If you are graduating in July please can you check your Library Record and make sure that you return any books that you still have out on loan, by Friday 12 June. 
Please can you also check to see whether you have any fines to pay.  If so, please pay off your fines online: http://www.aston.ac.uk/library/online-fine-payment/
or by using the self-service machines in the Library.

If you have reserved books that you no longer require, then please cancel the reservations via your Library Record, or contact us so that we can cancel the reservations on your behalf.

Your co-operation is appreciated.  Failure to return books or pay off fines before you finish, will unfortunately result in your degree certificate being withheld.

If you need any assistance with any of this, then please email library@aston.ac.uk

Best of luck for your revision and exams, please remember to take regular breaks and ask Library staff if you need any help.

Library Public Services Team

30 April 2015

Library open 24 hours on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015

The Library will be open 24 hours on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May on a self-service only basis (Help desk will be closed.)
 
Please remember to bring your uniCARD as day passes won't be available. 
 
Your safety and security is important to us, so please also make sure you look after your belongings in the Library at all times.
 
If you need help with printing or photocopying, then please ask a member of staff for help.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend. 
 
Library Team
 

20 April 2015

Ask the Library

Got a question? Then please Ask the Library

Ask the Library is a new online question and answer service.
Please try it out and let us know what you think.

Library Team

17 April 2015

Problems with Library SmartSearch and other EBSCO databases

We are sorry to report that there is currently a problem accessing and searching Library SmartSearch and other databases provided by EBSCO.  This has been reported to the supplier for a resolution.  In the meantime you can use the following links:

(Please note at present none of the EBSCO databases on this list such as Business Source Complete will work)

We will let you know when the problem is resolved, if you have any queries please email library@aston.ac.uk


Update to Problems with Library SmartSearch and other EBSCO databases


We have been informed that the problem with Library SmartSearch and EBSCO databases access has now been resolved and you should now be able to use them without a problem.  If you are still having problems please email library@aston.ac.uk

31 March 2015

Update: Keynote market research reports now available again

**This problem has now been resolved**

Unfortunately there is currently an access problem with Keynote reports. We are investigating this and hope it will be accessible again soon. Please check the Marketing Libguide for alternative market research sources.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

27 March 2015

Library book loans during the Easter vacation period & opening hours

Please check the Library web pages for details of opening hours during the Easter vacation period.
 
The Library is closed from Friday 3 April until Tuesday 7 April inclusive for the vacation period.  The Library re-opens at 08:00 on Wednesday 8 April.
  • Please can you return any Library books that you don't need during the vacation period by their due date or by 13:00 on Thursday 2 April at the latest.
  • From today 27 March 7 day loan books will be issued until Wednesday 8 April.
  • Please remember to renew your books via your Library Record when your books are due, and / or from the 8 April.
  • However, if your book gets recalled from 27 March onwards, then it will be due back on Wednesday 8 April and you will not be able to renew it.
  • Please be prepared to return your book on the due date, either in person or by post.
    We do not recommend:
      • leaving Library books locked away in residences or your accommodation
      • taking Library books abroad
    • Library fines will still apply and you might not be able to renew if someone has reserved the book.
You can return books by post if you are away from the University to:
Public Services Co-ordinator
Library Services
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET

Please note: fines of £3.50 per day are charged for overdue books which have been reserved by someone else. However, charges do not apply on the days that the Library is closed from Friday 3 April to Tuesday 7 April inclusive.