14 December 2010

Aston e-Library unavailable

The Aston e-Library is currently unavailable. ISA are working on the problem and we will let you know when the problem has been resolved. In the meantime please access the Library's electronic resources via the following web page http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lis/eis/

Update - 11.00am on 14/12/2010: The Aston e-Library is now available. We apologise for the inconvenience.

13 December 2010

Book loans over the Christmas vacation

Books will continue to be loaned for the normal seven day, one day or long loan period during the Christmas vacation and renewed or returned when due. No books will be due for return during the library closed period 24th December 2010 to 3rd January 2011 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.

11 December 2010

IT problems today

Unfortunately there is a campus wide IT problem which is affecting the Library today. This means that you will not be able to renew your books online until this has been sorted out. ISA have been informed and are working on the problem. We apologise for the inconvenience caused

6 December 2010

24/6 and Christmas vacation opening hours

From Sunday, 28 November 2010 - Friday, 17 December 2010 the Library is open 24/6.
Monday - Friday we are open 24 hours. The Help desk is open 09:00 - 18:00.
Saturday we close at 18:00. The Help desk is open 10:00 - 13:00.
Sunday we open at 11:00.

On Friday, 17 December 2010 the building will close at 22:00.

Christmas vacation opening hours

Saturday, 18 December 2010 - Saturday, 8 January 2011

(Please note for the vacation period we will close at 23:00 on Thursday, 23 December 2010 and re-open at 08:00 on Tuesday, 4 January 2011. Our book return boxes will also be closed during this time.)

Monday - Friday we are open 08:00 - 23:00. The Help desk is open 09:00 - 17:00.
Saturday we are open 11:00 - 18:00. The Help desk is not available.
Sunday we are open 11:00 - 18:00. The Help desk is not available.

On Monday, 20 December 2010 the Help desk will close at 12:00. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

2 December 2010

Access to Westlaw & Lexis off campus

Access to subscription based legal research databases off Campus

To access off campus please use the proxy server - see instructions

You can also phone Westlaw ( 0800 028 2200 ) and ask them to do a search for you and they will e-mail the results to you. They are aware there is a problem with Shibboleth access. Dont forget to use Lexis and Lawtel as alternative resources.

NB- use the law section of the Aston e Library - there are lots of alternative free resources for legal research.

Adele Champken - Information Specialist (Law)

**3rd Dec. This problem has now been fixed, and you can log on to Westlaw and Lexis as usual via the e-Library. Apologies for the inconvenience**