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Research Collections have moved!

By the time you read this both the WRaP team and the Research Collections team will have moved from the St. Johns Campus to The Hive. You will be able to find them on Level 2 in Room 93 (where the Historic Monument Record used to be)  Please feel free to drop in and see us if we can help in either area – just be warned we might still be unpacking boxes.

Open Access week

The week beginning the 24th October is “International Open Access Week” and the Research team have put together a number of events for Staff and Researchers.

More details will follow, but for now here are some dates for your diaries:

  1. Tuesday 25th  EE1101 St. Johns Campus  10am – 12 noon:- Drop in WRaP workshop
  2. Thursday 27th CH1001 City Campus 12:15 – 1:15:- Drop in WRaP workshop
  3. Friday 28th Rm 93, Level 2, The Hive (our new home) 1:30 – 2:30:-  Drop in Open Access Clinic

Great Hive Book Rescue – a great success

Thank you all for your donations toward the Great Hive Book Rescue, and for encouraging students to come along. This year the event raised £691.51 for the Student Union’s RAG. That’s nearly 1,400 books! Library Services hope to continue to build on this very successful event next year.

New databases and ongoing database trials – easy access to the information you need

Library Services have been working hard over the summer to arrange access to a number of specialist databases. We are pleased to announce we now have subscriptions to several new databases:

Hein Online

Lexis Library

Lexis PSL


These new databases will be providing crucial support for our new law school.

Library Services have also expanded our subscription to British Newspapers, which now covers 1600-1950.

There are also two ongoing trials, so please try them out!


The trial is live until 31st October 2016, please take our survey and let us know what you think.

Financial Times

The trial is live until 6 November 2016, so please let us know what you think.

If you would like to request a new eresource, please complete our online request form by 1st November 2016.  Your request will be considered as part of our planning process for 2017/18.  If you need any assistance with the form, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Improved staff access to library accounts

Staff can now log into their library account using their usual UW username and password. Log in to renew books, request reservations, and check your loan history.


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