Thursday, 27 January 2011

Still places left for Saturday's workshops

There are still some places left for this Saturday's Library workshops on using ejournals - to book a place please go to

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Card readers for the copiers

After a long wait we are pleased to say that our copier-printers now have proximity card readers attached so that the majority of our users will no longer have to enter a username and password on the touchscreen when using a copier. The reader recognises your student, or staff, card and logs you in automatically. On the black & white copiers the reader is on the right side of the copier, and on the colour copiers it is under the top panel.

Black & white copier with reader

Colour copier with reader

There is still a delay in getting the number on any new card linked to your print accout so if you find that your card isn't recognised you will still have to log in until the database updates. Our colleagues in IT Services are working on this now that the readers are in place. Visitors, and other users without a Birkbeck card, will still need to obtain a visitor account and password from the library Help Desk and login manually.

New posters showing how the new process works are being designed and should be up soon.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Library Saturday workshops this term

Come and find out how to get the most out of the online resources that the Library offers by attending a Saturday workshop. The workshops will last about 1.5 hours and will include some hands-on practice.

Saturday workshops we are running this term are:

Introduction to ejournals - Jan 29th
Getting the most out of JSTOR and PAO - Feb 5th
Searching the Psychology literature - Feb 12th
Resources for Art History - Feb 19th
Using the Citation Indexes - Feb 26th
Introduction to Endnote Web - Mar 5th

For more details and to book, go to