Library Hours from Mon 24 August...

MONDAY - FRIDAY     :     9.15am - 5pm
SATURDAY                         Closed
Sunday and Bank Holidays Closed

For full details of opening times, exhibitions and events go to:
Library Opening Hours
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Royal Society of Chemistry trial of Analytical Science Collection...

The Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Science Collection consists of four journals and one literature alerting service.
A trial of these journals runs until 31 December 2015.
To access please click on the name of the journal from the list below or go to Databases A-Z on the library website.
You will need to log in using your library PIN.

Analyst - analytical and bioanalytical research, reporting fundamental discoveries and inventions and their applications. Covers research from analytical chemistry; bioanalytical science; biomedical science; biotechnology; detection science; pharmacy; physics; materials science; and engineering.

Analytical Abstracts - Analytical content from over 100 journals from 1980 to latest update. Updated weekly.

Analytical Methods - Research detailing early applied demonstrations of new analytical methods. Includes pharmaceutical and applied industrial analysis; forensic analysis; environmental and food analysis.

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts - links the chemical, physical and materials sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science.
Topics include solar energy conversion and photovoltaics; fuel cells; hydrogen storage and (bio) hydrogen production; materials for energy systems; carbon capture and storage, and more...

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry - fundamentals in elemental analysis and isotope ratio determinations within all fields of application.

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The Library has extended its hours for the August 2015 exams.


 MONDAY - FRIDAY                      9.15am - 7pm
 Desk service until 5pm

SATURDAY 15 and 22 AUG - 5pm

Closed Sunday
For full details of all library hours, exhibitions and events go to:
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ScienceDirect maintenance alert for Saturday August 1..

Scheduled Service interruption for ScienceDirect on August 1.
We would like to give you advance notice of an interruption of service for Elsevier platforms and solutions including ScienceDirect due to scheduled maintenance.
On Saturday, August 1, access to ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 10:00 PM
A message will display warning users of this scheduled downtime, and during downtime, there will be a message informing users of the temporary unavailability of service.
To stay up to date with any developments follow the individual Twitter accounts for the products.
Thank you for your patience.
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Maintenance on library computers Thursday 23 July. See available times...

The Computer Lab Room upstairs in the library and the computers on the Mezzanine will undergo maintenance on Thursday 23rd July.
The times below are approximate.

9.15am - 2pm:     
Computer Lab Room Closed
Mezzanine computers Open 

2pm - 5pm:
Computer Lab Room Open
Mezzanine computers Closed 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition

The Red Line Book Festival poetry competition is now open for submissions! Some great cash prizes to be won.

For more information go to

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

"Harvest by British author Jim Crace is the winner of the 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

The Award is organised by Dublin City Council and at €100,000 is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English. Uniquely, the IMPAC DUBLIN receives its nominations from public libraries in cities around the globe and recognises both writers and translators. The winner was announced at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House today.

Jim Crace was born in Hertfordshire and grew up in North London. He is the author of ten previous novels, including Quarantine which was shortlisted for the award in 1999.

The winning novel was chosen from a total of 142 titles, nominated by libraries in 114 cities in 39 countries.  It was first published in the UK by Picador. The shortlist of ten novels, as chosen by an international panel of judges, included novels from five continents. Jim Crace is the fourth British author to win the prize in its 20 year history.

“Harvest is a story that explores some of our greatest fears, those of change and difference” said Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian. “Jim Crace, our 20th winner, joins a unique creative collective whose stories will continue to cast a spell over readers for many years to come.”

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Emerald Database Maintenance scheduled for Tuesday 9 June...

Upcoming maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 9 June 2015 for 15 minutes, between a maintenance window of 08:00 - 20:00 GMT.

During this 12 hour maintenance window, Emerald Insight may become unavailable for up to 15 minutes. If you should access the website during this time you will receive a ‘connection timeout’, or similar message, within your browser.

Emerald will be placed into “read-only” mode, making the following functionality unavailable for the duration of the upgrade:
•Activating access tokens
•Adding publications as favourites
•Alert subscriptions
•Any changes to 'My Account' and 'Institutional Account'

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Library Summer Opening Hours 2015...

The Library is open throughout the Summer!
From Monday 25th May 2015

09.15 - 17:00

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday Mondays

You can renew your books online at Renew my loans

For full details of library hours, events and exhibitions go to:

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