Saturday opening

The Book Library and IT Centre will open on Saturdays this Autumn Term (Saturday 8 October 2011 to Saturday 10 December 2011 inclusive) from 10:00 to 17:00. We are offering a reference service only, which means you will not be able to borrow books, and a limited photocopying facility (this can only be provided on an ‘as is’ basis: if the machine breaks down then the service will not be available for the remainder of that day).

It is also worth remembering that we have a small number of books in the reference section at Z32, about good study techniques, and academic writing, which include:

Barnet, S., A short guide to writing about art. 7th ed., New York ; London : Longman, 2002. (Z32 BAR)

Chambers, E. and A. Northedge, The arts good study guide. 2nd ed., Milton Keynes : Open University, 2008. (Z32 CHA)

Summer is here

Now that we have waved a teary eyed goodbye to our finishing students, it is a good time to remind you of some of the changes that happen over the summer period.

Any book that is issued or renewed from now on will not be due back until the 4th of October. The lucky students of the Curating the Museum course are now entitled to borrow up to 10 books in preparation for their dissertations. Perhaps now is the time to settle down with all those Nicolas Bourriaud, Bruce Altshuler and Hans Ulrich Obrist books.

Please remember that as of Tomorrow (Thursday the 1st of July) the library operates reduced opening hours of 10.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday (no Saturday opening). Also the Book Library will be closed on Monday the 5th of July for the Graduation ceremony and again between Monday the 2nd and Tuesday the 31st of August.

Untitled (Book Sculpture) by Norwegian artist Matias Faldbakke at the Deichman Public Library in Oslo

We hope you all enjoy your summer and spare a thought for the librarians shut away in the basement.

Nicholas Brown
Graduate Trainee

Saturday opening

A reminder that the Book Library and IT Centre are open on Saturdays this term and next from 10:00 to 17:00. We’re offering a reference service only which means you won’t be able to borrow books or use the photocopiers.

Antony Hopkins
Kilfinan Librarian, Head of Book, Witt and Conway Libraries