15 things Information Services did for you in 2015…

  1. jwsh1Study spaces – 70 study spaces added to the Edinburgh campus library.  James Watt Study Hub (with café) and teaching rooms across campus made available during revision time and during the exam period
  2. Opening hours – 24/7 library opening during 24 hour opening_cropsemester time on Edinburgh campus and extended opening times on most campuses
  3. Online room booking systemgroup and individual study rooms can be booked online in advance from on or off campus
  4. Charging stations for personal devices – added 72 lapsafe lockers (Edinburgh campus library, JWSH and Elements)
  5. Updated cables – in group study rooms to connect to newer laptops
  6. office365Free software – extended the range of free and discounted software available – see Software for Personal Use
  7. 3-hour loan collection – re-located 3hr loan books to open access shelving for self-service, so you can issue and return your loan at any time
  8. ReservedbooksshelfReserved books – reserved books in custom covers available as self-service for easy collection and issuing
  9. Improved Wi-Fi in library – replaced Wi-Fi access points in Edinburgh campus library to give a better service and connection
  10. s4scBetter on line study support provision – with Cite Them Right online, Skills4Studycampus and new, revised and updated study guides
  11. Skills development opportunities – offered you lots of ways to develop the skills you need to succeed – see Skills Development
  12. Added new resources to the collection – new titles include
  • BMJ dynamedplusBest Practice and DynaMedPlus
  • Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA) database
  • Nexis: Global news and business research service
  • ProQuest SciTech Collection
  • ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection
  • ProQuest Art, Design and Architecture Collection

13. Vision support to help students get started – with the Getting Started Guide and an induction quiz
14. socialmediaUpdated teaching rooms – on Edinburgh, SBC and Orkney campuses
15. Kept you up-to-date through our web pages, InformS, Twitter and Facebook

Please keep talking to us – we’re listening – let us know how we can improve our services.

Hope you enjoy your holidays and we’ll see you in the New Year.

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