Latest news

Please see below for the latest news from Library Services 

15.03.2017 - Limited Access to Salomons Library 28/03/17 - 31/03/17

There will be limited access to Salomons library on:

Tuesday 28th March, from 11.20am to 2.00pm
Wednesday 29th March, from 11.20am to 2.00pm
Thursday 30th March, from 11.20am to 2.00pm
Friday 31st March, from 1.30pm to 2.40pm

During these times the main area of the library (RCf13) will be closed. Books can be reserved in advance for collection – just ask.

The Library catalogue, 2 computers and 2 MFDs will be available for use and Library staff will be available to help.

02.03.2017 - Extended Opening Hours for Broadstairs Learning Centre

We are delighted to confirm that from the 13 March until 31 May the Broadstairs Learning Centre will be open until 11pm (Monday to Friday) to help support you in the lead up to, and during, the examination period.

Out of standard opening hours, the library will operate on a self-service basis and access will be limited to CCCU staff and students – so you will require your University Smart Card to access self-service facilities.

Weekend opening remains unchanged.

Please note that Broadstairs campus will be closed over the Easter weekend 14/04/17 – 17/04/17.

02.03.2017 - Extended Opening Hours for Augustine House 

We are delighted to confirm that from the 13 March until 31 May Augustine House will be open 24/7 to help support you in the lead up to, and during, the examination period.

Out of standard opening hours, the library will operate on a self-service basis and access will be limited to CCCU staff and students – so you will be required to swipe your University Smart Card.

During this time, you are being asked to base yourselves on the ground floor in the first instance, particularly on quieter nights. This will help with energy efficiency of the building and support Security and Housekeeping. But don’t worry, you can still access other floors to get books.

Please note that there will be different opening times and limited service over the Easter Weekend (14 – 17 April) with Augustine House being completely closed for Easter Sunday on 16 April.

15.02.2017 - Resolved: LibrarySearch Sign-in and OpenAthens Issue

The technical issue with OpenAthens has been resolved.

It is now possible to sign-in to LibrarySearch and access e-resources as normal.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

26.01.2017 - Planned maintenance work on LibrarySearch - Saturday 28th January 2017

LibrarySearch may be unavailable for a short period of time after 11pm on Saturday 28th January 2017, due to a system upgrade.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

13.01.2017 - Salomons Closure

Due to weather conditions, Salomons centre will close this afternoon (Friday 13 January).

Staff and students are advised to continue monitoring staff and student notices for any further updates.

02.12.2016 - Christmas and New Year opening times

Augustine House, Canterbury

  • 24 hour opening concludes on the 22nd December.
  • We are closed on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January).
  • All other days from 23rd December until 2nd January we are open 09:00 – 17:00 (Self-service between 09:00 and 11:00).

Learning Centre, Broadstairs Campus and Salomons Library, Tunbridge Wells

Closed from 5.00 pm on 22 December 2016 – 2 January 2017 inclusive.

Drill Hall Library, Medway Campus

Closed from 24 December 2016 to 1 January 2017 inclusive with varying hours for the rest of the holiday period.

For more information visit our opening hours page.

29.11.2016 - Broadstairs Campus closed - Tuesday 29th November

Broadstairs Campus is closed today (29/11/2016) due to a burst water main just outside of the campus. The decision was made to close the campus for student and staff welfare. 

15.11.2016 - Award ceremonies in Augustine House - Saturday 19th November

Award ceremonies will be taking place in Augustine House all day on Saturday 19th November. The Terrace and Atrium areas will be used for the event, but library spaces will remain open and service will continue as normal.

01.11.2016 - 24 hour opening for Augustine House Library

Library and Learning Resources, in partnership with the Students Union, is pleased to announce the launch of 24/7 access to Augustine House Library from the 1st November until the 22nd December.

This trial opening at this time of year is in response to student surveys telling us how important 24 hour access is to the library to support student study. We appreciate that this is a particularly busy period for students with assignments to complete.

Outside of standard opening hours the library will operate on a self-service basis and access will be limited to CCCU staff and students with a valid University smartcard. 

Although you will be able to access other floors to get books, students are asked to base themselves on the ground floor to help with energy efficiency in the building and support Security and Housekeeping.

18.10.2016 - Online payment of library fines

Library fines are now payable online using our payment gateway.

Always check your fines balance on LibrarySearch before making a payment. Part payment of your fine is not accepted. The smallest amount payable by this service is 50p.   

Your payment is applied to your Library account within 24 hours. Any fines incurred between the time of payment and processing will be removed.

You will receive two confirmation emails. One on receipt of payment and one when your transaction has been processed.

For more information about fines visit the fines webpage.

For further information on the online payment of fines please contact us.

13.10.2016 - Planned maintenance work on LibrarySearch - Friday 14th October 2016

LibrarySearch may be unavailable for a short period on Friday 14th October 2016, between 7.30 - 8.00 AM, due to planned maintenance work.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

28.09.2016 - MAG Online Library off-campus access restored

Off-campus access to content on Intered, Intermid and Internurse has been restored. Apologies for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.

31.08.2016 - Planned maintenance work on LibrarySearch - Thursday 1st September 2016

LibrarySearch may be unavailable for a short period on Thursday 1st September 2016, between 10.00 - 11.00 AM, due to planned maintenance work.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

19.08.2016 - August bank holiday closure - Monday 29th August 2016

All our libraries will be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 29th August 2016. Our libraries will be open again as usual on Tuesday 30th August 2016.

12.08.2016 - Planned maintenance work on LibrarySearch - Monday 15th August 2016

LibrarySearch will be unavailable for a short period on Monday 15th August 2016, between 08.30 – 10.00 AM, due to planned maintenance work.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

05.08.2016 - Planned maintenance work on LibrarySearch - Wednesday 10th August 2016

LibrarySearch will be unavailable for a short period on Wednesday 10th August 2016, between 08.30 – 09.30 AM, due to planned maintenance work.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

25.07.2016 - Augustine House - Vacation opening Monday 1st August - Sunday 28th August

From Monday 1st August – Sunday 28th August 2016 Library Services will be operating the following staffed service hours in Augustine House.

The staffed service hours will be:

Monday - Friday:           08.30 – 19.00
Saturday – Sunday:       11.00 – 17.00

Augustine House will be open as normal providing access to library resources on a self-service basis outside of staffed hours.

For more information please see our Opening hours page.

20.07.2016 - Essential maintenance work in the Broadstairs Learning Centre: Thursday 28th July

On Thursday 28th July we will be creating a new self-service area and a new quiet study PC area in the Learning Centre library (Cs04).

On this day, quiet study PCs will only be available in Cs06 at the end of the Library. Whilst we will endeavour to minimise disruption there will be some noise due to the nature of the work taking place. 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

23.06.2016 - Broadstairs Learning Centre - Vacation opening hours begin Monday 27th June

The Broadstairs Learning Centre will be operating it's reduced vacation hours from Monday 27th June until Tuesday 30th August. Visit the opening hours page for more details.

Please note: The Learning Centre will be closed on Monday 29th August.

07.06.2016 - Essential maintenance work in Augustine House Silent Zone: Tuesday 14th June – Wednesday 15th June

Essential maintenance work on the emergency lighting in the Terrace Lecture Room and Silent Zone in Augustine House will take place on Tuesday 14th June and Wednesday 15th June.

Whilst we will endeavour to minimise disruption part of the Silent Zone will be cordoned off and there may be some noise due to the nature of the work taking place.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused

26.05.2016 - Golden Apple Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce that Library and Learning Resources is the winner of the Golden Apple Award 2016 in the category of Professional Services Department.

Winning an award nominated by the students we support each day is better than any other possible accolade. We would like to thank all the students that nominated us. 

Visit our twitter feed for photos and reaction from the event - https://twitter.com/ccculibrary

Full details of the winners are available on the Students’ Union website - http://ccsu.co.uk/yourvoice/gaa/

24.05.2016 - Bank holiday opening arrangements - Monday 30th May

Our Libraries will be open as follows for the bank holiday on the 30th May:

At Augustine House there will be access to the building from 07:30 - 01:00. Staff will be available on the i-zone and Library point from 12:00-17:00.

The libraries at Broadstairs and Salomons will be closed.

View our opening hours for further details

24.05.2016 - Augustine House - 24/7 opening ends Sunday 29th May

A reminder to all our users that Sunday 29th May is the last day of 24/7 opening at Augustine House. 

For the Spring Bank Holiday 30th May there will be access to the building 07:30-01:00. Staff will be available on the i-zone and Library point from 12:00-17:00.

From Tuesday 31st May Augustine House will revert to operating standard opening hours.

24.05.2016 - Broadstairs Learning Centre -extended opening hours end Friday 27th May

A reminder to all our users that Friday 27th May is the last day of extended opening at Broadstairs. From Saturday 28th May the Learning Centre will revert to operating standard opening hours

Please note we are closed the Spring Bank Holiday 30th May.

20.05.2016 - New online resources

We are pleased to announce access to two new online resources: Visible Body and English Historical Documents.

Visible Body is an interactive multimedia resource containing 3D anatomy and physiology models, animations, illustrations, quizzes and more. Our purchase of Visible Body Premium includes access to the Human Anatomy Atlas, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium, Heart & Circulatory Premium and Physiology Animations modules.

English Historical Documents is an authoritative collection of over 5,500 indexed and searchable full text primary source documents from 500-1914. Each document has been indexed and classified by experts at the Institute of Historical Research.

Visible Body and English Historical Documents can be accessed on or off campus from the ‘Find Databases’ list in LibrarySearch.

12.05.2016 - CLIC portal library loans issue resolved

The technical issue which affected the display of library loans in CLIC portal has been resolved.

It is once again possible to view loan information and to renew items via the library area of CLIC portal and the CCCU mobile app.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this facility was unavailable. 

05.05.2016 - Loan information not showing in CLIC portal and mobile app

Due to a technical issue loans are not displaying in the Library area of CLIC portal and the CCCU mobile app.

It is still possible to view account information and renew items online through LibrarySearch. For information on other ways to renew please see our renewals page.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

26.04.2016 - Bank holiday opening arrangements - Monday 2nd May

Our Libraries will be open as follows for the bank holiday on the 2nd May:

There will be 24 hour smartcard access to Augustine House. Staff will be available on the i-zone and Library point from 12:00-17:00.

The libraries at Broadstairs and Salomons will be closed.

View our opening hours for further details

11.04.2016 - Tuesday 12th April - IT Maintenance work in Augustine House

On Tuesday 12th April between 7AM – 8AM the IT department are carrying out scheduled maintenance work in Augustine House. During this period there may be disruption to all network services in Augustine House, including internet, email, Wi-Fi and online library services.

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