Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Happy Christmas!

We would like to wish all Library users a happy Christmas and we hope you have a good break. The Library is open until 11.45pm until Thursday 20th and then we will close at 4pm on Friday 21st.

Over the Christmas and New Year period, Birkbeck is officially closed but there are study rooms available:
  • G15
  • G16
  • 251 
  • 252
  • 253
  • 254
These rooms will be available from 08.00 to 24.00 from 22nd December to 1st January. The Library re-opens at 8.30am on Wednesday 2nd January. Detailed opening hours are here http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/about/hours

We look forward to seeing you in 2013.


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Last Saturday workshop of the term

Learn to use the Library's psychology and psychoanalytic resources

Our last Saturday workshop of the term is an introduction to PsycInfo, PsycArticles and PEPWeb, all of which are designed to help you find journal articles and books on your research topics in psychology and psychosocial studies. The workshop is on Saturday 8th December at 11.30am, and repeated at 2pm, and will last about 1.5hrs, with the chance for some hands-on practice.

To book, please use the online booking form here:

We look forward to seeing you at a workshop.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas arrangements 2012

With only a couple of weeks to go before the end of term here is an early update on our services over Christmas and the New Year.

The Library will close at 16.00 on Friday 21 December 2012, and will re-open at 08.30 on Wednesday, 2 January 2013. The College is also closed during this time.

If you have borrowed or renewed a 3 week loan item recently you will have seen that these are not due for return until after the Christmas closure. We will be issuing 1 week loan items over the holiday from 15 December. Once again we have set up a rolling process of adjusting the due dates for items to avoid everything being due on the same date when we re-open after the holiday. Requested items returned in the week before we close will be kept until after the holiday.

Don't forget that you will be able to renew items throughout the holiday via the library catalogue. We don't charge fines for closed days but please try to keep your account up to date and remember to renew your items if you are going to be away on holiday and out of reach of an Internet connection. Our automated email notices will continue to run throughout the holiday but in general these will only be messages about items that have been requested so that you know to return them when due as they won't be renewable.

Whilst we do try to monitor our systems (e.g. library catalogues, proxy server etc) to make sure that they are available we do not monitor the library's email accounts, so if you email us you should not expect a reply until we re-open.