ILS news Staff Notices

ILS News – April 30


Important dates…

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May Peirson staffed 9am-5pm
Peirson and City Campus open for 24/7 PC Access
Riverside closed
Tues 8th May – Thurs 17th May Assessment period
Peirson staff until midnight each day
From Friday 25th May Any item borrowed (except Restricted Loans) will have a return date of 9th July. Students will be able to borrow an additional 3 items taking allocations to 15.
Bank Holiday Monday 4th June Peirson and City Campus 24/7 PC Access (not staffed)
Riverside closed
Friday 8th June Last day of un-interrupted service in Peirson
Last day to collect books and reserved material
Mon 11th June – Mon 18th June Library stock moving to The Hive
Reservations system unavailable this week
Sat 30th June – Sun 1st July
Access to eResources will remain available
24/7 access to PCs and the silent study area will be available
Social learning areas at City Campus and Riverside will be unaffected
2nd July The Hive opens
This info is also available on the web and posters / flyers.


There’s lots of information out there for you…
Have you seen the new Hive video for University staff and students…?

Facebook…  Have you ‘Liked’ the University ILS / Hive Facebook page…                

Public Hive Facebook page

The Hive website

STAFF – We need requests for digitisation by May 31st

With the imminent move to the Hive, it is anticipated that there may be some disruption to the digitisation service (

Please place requests before 31st May if you know they will be essential to your modules in September. Renewals for articles already digitised will be sent to you as normal.

Contact if you have any queries.

STUDENTS and STAFF – Orange Book Labels

Work is being done in the Restricted Loan collection in preparation for the move to The Hive. This will become part of the University Short Loan Collection housing items in highest demand (essential reading). These books will be loaned for 24 hours to University students and staff only. Members of the public will be able to use these books for reference in The Hive.

You’ll see orange stickers appearing on the books currently in Restricted Loan explaining how the new system will work when we move to The Hive. Please ignore these stickers for now, there is no change to the status of the books at the moment: they will stay as 5 hour loans until the move to The Hive.

STUDENTS and STAFF – Blue Book Labels

You’ll also have noticed blue book labels; these indicate which books are in high demand by the University. Members of the University will be able to borrow up to 12 of these items at any one time, members of the public will be able to borrow 1, and they may be reserved for University students at peak times.

STUDENTS and STAFF – Important information about reservations

Anyone reserving an item will find that it is cancelled on 29th June if it hasn’t been satisfied by then. You need to be aware that you won’t get notified when they get cancelled, so please put this date in your diary as a reminder.

We start moving the books to the Hive on 11th June, this shouldn’t be a problem for reservations as they can still be trapped and held on our reservations shelf for pickup.

If you have any questions just ask a member of ILS staff.

STAFF – A new guest Internet access service will be launched on May 30th

The service will be available to guests who are attending University hosted events or visiting UW staff on University business. The service will provide Internet only access via the UW Wireless network and will NOT be available to the general public.

Access Requirements

The University’s Internet connection is provided by JANET, the UK’s education and research network. JANET is a private network and requires that all users are identifiable; therefore guests must complete a short access request form before being granted login credentials.

Obtaining Login Credentials

Access request forms will be available from the main receptions at St John’s and City Campus. Upon completion the guest will be issued their login Username and Password, and will be prompted for these in their web browser when accessing the Internet via the UW_Wireless network.

Duration of Access

There will be two standard access periods of 1 day and 3 days, with 1 day access extending for a period of 8 hours from the initial login. Guests requiring longer periods of access may renew their request after 3 days.

STUDENTS – ILS Communications Questionnaire

We’re currently running a survey about how we communicate ILS information to you. If you have a spare few minutes we’d love to get your feedback. The link is: or it’s also accessible through the ILS Facebook page:

STUDENTS and STAFF – Redevelopment of Social Learning Area & Development of Medical Museum at City Campus

The Social Learning Area adjacent to Reception is being redeveloped to create a new exhibition of medical history. This permanent exhibition will celebrate the history of the Castle Street buildings in their former role as Worcester Royal Infirmary.

Social Learning spaces at City have been rearranged and are now as follows…

  • 6 PCs in the Café 24/7
  • 4 PCs in the area adjacent to Reception by the entrance to the new exhibition space
  • Printers in Reception
  • Group Study Area in CH2007

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS – Free binding, free Harvard’s, lots of help from ILS

Simply collect a leaflet entitled ‘Final Year Students Guide’ from Peirson or any of the Social Learning Areas and inside you’ll find vouchers as well as information about getting hold of resources, getting support and advice, ICT access and storage, additional Interlibrary requests, and lots more.

STUDENTS – Are you using webprint?

Remember, you’re now able to print from wherever you are, from most devices, using the new web based print submission system…

• Print @ UW from mobile devices, iPads, laptops, etc.
• Send assignments to print at UW overnight for collection the following morning.
• Print from MS Office, PDF, Open office and select Apple formats.
• Easy online credit top up and parental payment system.

Available through the student portal so you don’t have to log in again. Web:

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