Study space – Edinburgh Campus Library

Our Edinburgh Campus Library is open Monday to Friday 8:30am – 8:30pm and Saturday to Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Due to COVID19, we have a reduced capacity for study spaces.
Currently, this is 240 study spaces (about 25% of the usual Library capacity).
You don’t have to book a space in advance, just come to the Library with your student ID card and swipe in at the access gates. ID cards are mandatory in order to comply with guidelines.
During the last 2 weeks, the maximum occupancy of the library, at any one time, has been about 120 so we still do have room for more people to work in the Library.
The Library occupancy is displayed on the digital displays at the entrance to the Library, in the James Watt Centre and the Hugh Nisbet building (main University building). We are working on displaying it on the student portal so it can be accessed from off campus.
Study spaces are clearly labelled with a green ‘YES’ for spaces that can be used and a red ‘No’ for spaces that are not in use. There are PCs available too.

The Library is a face-covering zone so face-coverings must be worn when moving round the building.
Physical distancing is also a requirement in order to keep everyone safe – even if you live in a bubble with other students, the Library it is individual study only.

If you have any questions about the study space in the Library, please contact the Service Desk on 4577 or email ServiceDesk@hw.ac.uk

Click and Collect for Library books – Edinburgh, SBC and Malaysia campuses

The Click and Collect Service for Library books will be available from 7th September. Due to COVID19 current restrictions, it is not possible to browse for books from the Library shelves.

To borrow a book, you will need to request it via the Library system.
You can request books that are on the shelf in the Library and also those that are out on loan to another student.

Requesting a book
Go to Discovery.
Sign in, and search for the book you would like to borrow

Once you have found the book that you would like to borrow, there will be an option to request it

Select Request and fill in the details

Your request will be placed.

The request will then be processed by Library staff and the book will either be found from the shelves or will be recalled from another student if they have it out on loan.

For access to journals on site, please email Library staff ServiceDesk@hw.ac.uk

For access to offsite journals, please log into the Helpdesk via the portal and fill in the form

When your book is available for you to collect, you will receive an email from the Library Service Desk.

If the book is in the Library, you will be able to collect it the next day.
If the book has to be recalled, this can take anytime up to 2 – 3 weeks as it will rely on the student who currently has the book on loan returning it.  Students have up to 2 weeks to return a recalled book. 

All books when they are returned from other borrowers, must be quarantined for 72 hours to comply with safety guidelines. 

Collection
The email from the Library Service Desk will give instructions about when and where to come to collect the book. 
Please wait until you have the email instructions before visiting the Library.
We are expecting that collection time will be between 2:00pm – 4:00pm daily

You must bring your Student ID card so that we can check the details.

The book will be issued to your Library account by staff before collection and will be wrapped ready to collect.

Library Opening – Edinburgh Campus – September 14th

The Edinburgh Campus Library is now open

Opening hours
From Monday 14th September – Semester 1
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 8:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm.
There are currently no plans for 24/7 opening for Semester 1.

Access to the building will be controlled according to physical distancing guidelines. ID cards will be needed to gain access via the entrance gates.
Occupancy will be limited as we are only be able to use 25% of the total study spaces which is a total of 250 spaces.
The study spaces – seats and tables – will be clearly marked to make it easier to find a seat.

Face coverings are required when accessing and moving around the building at all times. Once you are sat at your study space, then it is optional to wear a face covering.

Moving round the building will be the same as moving round the University – keep left when ever possible and physically distance from other students and staff.

Books will be available to borrow via our Click and Collect service. It will not be possible to browse for books from the shelves – books will be requested online and issued via the Click and Collect and will be available to pick up from a separate area of the Library.

You can access thousands of learning resources online through Discovery https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/services/is/find-resources.htm

Please let us know if you require any help to find online resources or if you have any further questions by emailing @ishelp@hw.ac.uk. 

Re-opening Edinburgh Campus Library – 7th September

Planning is continuing across the University for next semester and the Responsive Blended Learning approach in the new academic year.
This also includes the future opening up of buildings on campus.
The good news is that the Edinburgh Campus Library will be open from Monday 7th September.

The Library will be open Monday 7th – Friday 11th September 9:00am – 5:00pm for Welcome Week.
Then from Monday 14th September, the opening hours will be Monday – Friday 8:30am – 8:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm.
There are currently no plans for 24/7 opening for Semester 1.

Access to the building will be controlled according to social distancing guidelines as will movement round the building. Occupancy will also be limited as we will only be able to use approximately 25% of out total study spaces.

You can access thousands of learning resources online through Discovery https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/services/is/find-resources.htm

Please let us know if you require any help to find online resources or if you have any further questions by emailing @ishelp@hw.ac.uk. 

HWU Edinburgh Campus Library – closing 20th March

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, the Edinburgh Campus Library will close at 4:30pm (GMT) on Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice.

Alternative study spaces are available at the Learning Commons in the main University building (Hugh Nisbet building).

All Library books will auto-renew until at least September and will not become overdue nor generate fines.

Please check out our Information Services website https://www.hw.ac.uk/services/information-services.htm for access to thousands of online resources.

If you require any help or further information, please email ISHelp@hw.ac.uk or servicedesk@hw.ac.uk and follow our social media channels Facebook Twitter

We apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation.

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How to do Wifi printing

In the Library and Learning Commons we have a number of Multi Functional Devices (MFDs) which are available for printing, scanning and copying.  If you are logged into a HWU computer then it is easy to send printing to the MFDs in the usual way i.e. selecting File > Print.

If you are using your own laptop and would like to send documents to the MFDs for printing then you will need to use WiFi printing.

Here are the instructions:
wifi print

 

 

New Year Resolution – Remember your ID card to access the Library #edincampuslib

Please remember to bring your HWU Student ID card in order to access our Edinburgh Campus Library.  

The use of the Library, including the collection and facilities, is governed by the Library Regulations in the University Academic Regulations (Reg No. 11). Access to the Library is managed by use of your HWU Student Card including all resource and room booking transactions. Student Cards should be presented at the security gates on entry/exit and this is a requirement for the security and safety of all Library users.

We understand that occasionally you may forget your card so it is now possible for you to be issued with a Library Day Pass.  You will need to fill in a Student Day Pass form at the Library Service Desk with your details and show an alternative form of ID. You will be issued with a Day Pass which lasts for 24 hours.  A note will be made on your Library record.

If you have lost your card, then please go to the Student Service Centre for a replacement.
Thanks for your co-operation, we appreciate your help in ensuring that the Library is a safe and secure learning environment for us all.

Feedback about the Library refurbishment #edincampuslib

The Library refurbishment project is now complete and we have four floors of brilliant study spaces.  We have had positive feedback about the improvements but we’re always keen to hear what you think about the Library.

We have a ‘Happy or Not’ terminal at the Library exit across from the Service Desk.
Last week, we had 92% positive feedback!  Please let us know what you think

 

Academic staff – call for reading list material

To ensure that the books needed for students are available at the start of semester one, we need to know about any items of recommended reading for your course (whether key texts or additional reading).  Please let us know as soon as possible  and by 9th August at the latest.

Please note, that if your reading list has no changes from last year you do not need to submit it again.

Please let us know about new books or new editions that you want, or if the number of students on your course has increased (we will then need your reading list and the number of students). If your course is completely new please submit your full reading list with plenty of time for us to provide all the books.  Please note that we will again be giving preference to eBook copies of titles where available as this provides access to all HWU students.

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How to request recommended reading:

Edinburgh or Orkney Campuses

If books are needed at the Edinburgh or Orkney campuses please send your reading lists to libord@hw.ac.uk with the information below or use the book order form at https://www.hw.ac.uk/is/library-essentials/book-request.htm#top.

Via email – please send the following information:

  • Title and code of the course
  • Details of the items needed (as much information as possible is helpful, e.g., author, title, edition, ISBN, publisher, year)
  • Number of expected students
  • If an item is a key text
  • If the item is to be available as a three hour loan (rather than for week or standard loan (16 weeks))
  • If there is a reason to provide a print rather than an eBook copy.

Via the online form (for Edinburgh and Orkney campuses only currently):

Items on reading lists can also be requested using the book request form which is accessed from the link on the “Suggest a book” page . Please select ‘Yes’ from the drop down menu at the first question ‘Is the book on a reading list?’ and select your School or Institute at the bottom.

Dubai or Malaysia Campuses

If you also need copies of books to be available at the Dubai and/or Malaysia campuses please contact the libraries directly as they place their own orders for stock. They can be contacted at DubaiLibHelp@hw.ac.uk and MYLibrary@hw.ac.uk respectively.

Scottish Borders Campus

If books are for the Scottish Borders Campus please contact J.H.McIntyre@hw.ac.uk

IDL students

If books on your course are needed by IDL students please make sure that the books are available as eBooks before your list is given to students. We are happy to check for you to see if an eBook is available. Unfortunately not all titles are available as eBooks and IDL students have previously reported problems reading material recommended by staff. Please let me know if you want more information about this or to see if a title is available as an eBook.

ALP students

If titles on your course are needed by ALP students please be aware that we do not purchase books for ALP libraries and individual ALP libraries are responsible for their own purchasing. However ALP students do have access to our eResources so will be able to use any eBooks on reading lists.

Wider reading

To request books to support students’ wider reading for research, dissertations, theses, projects etc. please again use the request form link on the “Suggest a book” page  and select ‘No’ from the drop down menu at the first question ‘Is the book on a reading list?’ and select your School or Institute at the bottom. These items are automatically forwarded to the School’s Information Services Primary Contact (ISPC) for approval and will not be purchased until he or she has approved them.

Journal articles and book chapters

If you require online copies of book chapters or journal articles, this can be done through our digital copies service, please see https://www.hw.ac.uk/services/is/learning-teaching/technology/digital-copies-service.htm.

If you have any questions please contact Ellen Peacock, Acquisitions & Metadata Manager (e.peacock@hw.ac.uk Ext 3573)

Edinburgh Campus Library – summer opening hours

The final night of 24/7 opening of the Edinburgh Campus Library will be today, Thursday 16th May.  On Friday 17th May, the Library will close at 8:30pm.

Library Opening hours May – December 2019

Friday 17th May Closed at 8:30 pm
Sat 18th Sun 19th May Closed
Mon 20th May to Fri 26th July Open Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm
Mon 29th July to Fri 13th September Open Mon – Thurs 9:00am – 8:00pm

Open Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

Mon 16th Sept – Thurs 20th December Open 24/7
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