Making the Most of the Space #edincampuslib

With revision a top priority this week and exams starting next week it is important to ‘Make the Most of the Space’ in the Library at our Edinburgh Campus.

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Opening hours – Easter/Semester 2 break #edincampuslib

We are currently in the Semester 2 break which lasts until 21st April and includes the Easter weekend.
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Once the break is over, exams start from 24th April until 19th May which is the end of semester.

During this time the Edinburgh Campus library will remain open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Staff will be available to answer enquiries and provide help and support between 8:30am – 8:30pm Monday – Friday and 10:00am – 8:15pm at weekends.

The Learning Commons will be open Monday to Friday during the Semester break  apart from the Easter weekend (Friday 14th – Monday 17th April inclusive) when it will be unavailable for use due to building closure days.

If you require any more information, please check the Information Services webpages or contact us 

JANET Upgrade: Scottish Borders Campus

JANET engineers are scheduled to perform an upgrade to the SBC network link next week.

Date: Tuesday 28th March
Time: 07:00 – 09:00 BST

There will be a break in service for all staff and students at Scottish Borders Campus at some point during this time, and student and staff data (Internet) and telephony services will be “at risk” throughout this period.

Main campus buildings: Both staff and student data and the internal telephony service will be affected

Jean Muir Student Village:  Student services will not be affected. Staff data services will be affected (staff phones will not be affected).

See System Status page for updates.

If you have any queries please contact ithelp@hw.ac.uk or helpdesk@borderscollege.ac.uk

Blackwell’s Offer One Week Free Access to “Doing Essays and Assignments”

Blackwell’s Edinburgh are giving away one week’s access to a free digital copy of “Doing essays and assignments” by Pete Greasley.

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To receive a unique code for this book, please go into the Edinburgh store or e-mail jaki.hawker@blackwell.co.uk

Please note that Blackwell’s have a limited numbers of codes and will give to students on a first come, first served basis.

They are offering a week’s free access to the book from the time the code for the book is redeemed, and after that they are offering a heavily discounted purchase.

This e-book offer is part of Academic Book Week, and a few more titles may be offered over the next month or so.

Blackwell’s Offer One Week Free Access to “Doing your Research Project”

Blackwell’s Edinburgh are giving away one week’s access to a free digital copy of Doing your Research Project by Judith Bell & Stephen Waters.

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To receive a unique code for this book, please go into the Edinburgh store or e-mail jaki.hawker@blackwell.co.uk

Please note that Blackwell’s have a limited numbers of codes and will give to students on a first come, first served basis. 

They are offering a week’s free access to the book from the time the code for the book is redeemed, and after that they are offering a heavily discounted purchase.  

This e-book offer is part of Academic Book Week, and a few more titles may be offered over the next month or so. 

Staff ID cards

Staff ID cards can be printed for staff at the Edinburgh Campus from the Library Service Desk between 9.00am and 11.00am Monday to Friday and between 10.00am and 12.00 noon at weekends.  Staff ID cards enable you to borrow and return books in the library, use the printers and also can be set up by your dept for access to buildings.

In order to have a card printed, you need to fill out a staff registration form and have your photo taken for the card which will then be printed out.  Documentation is also needed to confirm that you are employed by the university e.g. contract letter, payslip.
All details of the staff registration form must be completed including Employee Number which is essential.

It is also possible to send details for a staff ID card in advance as this will save time and be easier and more convenient for you.

You will need to provide the following:

  1. A photo
    Similar to a passport photo so clearly identifiable and good quality and against a light, plain background
    Saved as a JPEG
  2. A completed Staff Registration Form (or all of the information required for the Staff Registration Form) (see below)

Email the photo as an attachment with the form / form details to ServiceDesk@hw.ac.uk

  • Once we have checked the details, a card will be printed for you and we will contact you by email to let you know that the card is ready to pick up from the Service Desk in the library.
  • Please collect between 9.00am-11.00am Monday to Friday (or 10.00am to 12.00pm Saturday and Sunday) whenever possible.
  • You will need to bring documentation to confirm that you are a member of staff at Heriot-Watt University e.g. contract letter, payslip
Staff Registration Form for ID card
Title (Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, Prof, Dr)
First Name
Last Name
Employee Number
Job Title
Username
Email address ( * @hw.ac.uk)
Barcode number
(if you have already have/had a library card / staff ID card)
Room number, Building name, School
Contract (permanent, fixed term with date)

 

12 Apps of Christmas: Alarmy

Today’s app is Alarmy  (Sleep If U Can) – alarm.

alarmyIf you’re struggling to get up in time to get to lectures or exams,
then this might be the app for you.

Alarmy (Sleep If U Can) is the innovative solution for those who just can’t seem to get up on time, even with an alarm clock. This app has been cleverly designed to force you to get out of bed. You set it up by registering a photo of an area or room in your house. Then once the alarm is set, the ONLY way to make it stop ringing is to get out of bed and go take a photo of the registered area.

To get the app search for Alarmy in the app store, or follow the links below:

Android: Alarmy

iOS: Alarmy

Seats and food and drink in the Library #edincampuslib

The Library at our Edinburgh Campus is very busy at the moment due to the revision and exam period.  On an average day we have a footfall of over 3,000 people coming into the library building and an occupancy of over 600 in the middle of the day.
Therefore we have to ‘make the most of the space’ in order that all students who need to study can do so in a suitable environment. This can be done by avoiding leaving unattended items at study tables as this stops other students from being able to use the space.  Also making sure that the space is kept clean and tidy by putting rubbish in bins and only eating food on the main entrance floor (floor 1 ) of the library.  Drinks can be taken to other floors to consume while studying, but food should be eaten in the cafe area.
We appreciate your help with this, it does make a difference to everyone.

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Wheesht gallery @HWUM

The Wheesht Gallery (in the Wheesht Room at our Malaysia campus library) was officially opened at the Discovery 2.0 event last week.

Students and staff had a busy and informative day exploring the support and resources we provide.

Thanks to everyone for joining in and making this such a successful event.

Well done new HWU graduands!

graduation dayCongratulations to all students who are graduating in this November/December at the graduation ceremonies held in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia. We hope you enjoy your ceremony and celebration with your family and friends.

If you are leaving us remember that you can continue to use our library services as an alumnus – see Borrowing from HWU libraries for more information (look under Who can join HWU library).

With our very best wishes for a happy and successful future.