Thursday, 29 May 2008

Looking forward to the summer

As the end of the exam period comes into view it seems a good time to look forward to our summer vacation opening hours and to mention a few things about borrowing books over the next few months.

Opening Hours
Early opening and 24 hour opening end on Friday 13th June when we revert to our normal term-time hours. From Monday 21st June our Summer Vacation hours start. These are:
Mon-Fri 10.00 - 20.00
Sat 12.00 - 17.00
Sun Closed

Please note that the library will be closed on Friday July 11th and Monday August 25th. As usual you can keep fully up to date with our opening hours via the Library web site.

Borrowing over the summer
Don't forget to bring all your books back after you have finished your exams or dissertations. If you are returning next year you can borrow over the summer, but please remember that other readers may place requests on items so don't go off on holiday with books that you won't be able to return if they are wanted. If you have access to the Internet you can keep your account up to date by renewing online and checking your email regularly to see if we have written to you. However, fines will still be charged throughout the vacation and not being able to return your books because you were sailing in the Pacific or trekking in the Himalayas won't be accepted as a valid excuse!

Friday, 23 May 2008

Summer walks in Bloomsbury

Working with the Bloomsbury Colleges Librarians, the British Library are organising a series of free guided walks in the Bloomsbury and Kings Cross areas. All walks will finish at the British Library where, over refreshments, you will have the chance to find out more about how the Library can support your research. You will also have the opportunity to gain a Reader Pass which will give you access to the British Library's collections. The walks will be taking place between between 10th June and 1st July. Please note that these are for postgraduate researchers and academic staff only. For more information download the flyer.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Bank Holiday weekend May 23rd - 26th

Birkbeck Library will be open overnight again over the Bank Holiday weekend, but please note that we will be closing at 20:00 on Monday 26th May.  

The library also opens at 08:30 throughout the exam period so you can get a bit of last-minute revision in. For full details please look at our opening hours page.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Welcome to the Birkbeck Library blog

This is the first post on the new Birkbeck Library blog. As you can see from the links over on the right we have a number of blogs appearing which we hope will be of use to Birkbeck Library users. We also have a Facebook page and if you are a Facebook user we would be delighted to have you as a fan.

All this is rather experimental at the moment so there may be the odd gap in posting and no doubt the occasional typo will creep in. Please remember to visit the Library website for the latest and most up to date news - and of course if you are in any doubt about anything relating to the Library please contact us.