Please see below for the latest news from Library and Learning Resources
14.05.2018 - Changes to access to Augustine House for external/SCONUL members and visitors
After 6pm (weekdays) and 5pm (weekend) access to Augustine House is limited to registered CCCU students and staff only through the main entrance using a CCCU Smartcard.
Access for external/SCONUL members and other visitors will be as follows
Monday - Friday - 08:30 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday - 09:00 - 17:00
Please note that, until the 19th May, there is no access to visitors in Augustine House. External/SCONUL members may use the Library during this time.
Please see the opening hours page for details.
01.05.2018 - Five Quick Questions on Communication
Library and Learning Resources would like to know how best to contact you with key messages and information. During the first week of May we will be popping up in Augustine House to gauge your opinion.
Alternatively you can fill our five quick questions on communication online at https://www.tinyurl.com/librarycomms.
It shouldn’t take more than 1-2 minutes to complete.
Thank you to everyone who has already participated.
01.05.2018 - Monday 7th May Bank Holiday Opening Times
On bank holiday Monday 7th May the following opening times will be in operation:
- The building will be open 24/7 for student and staff access.
- Library, IT and I-Zone will be staffed from 11am - 5pm.
Broadstairs Learning Centre:
- The Learning Centre will be open with a staffed service from 11am - 5pm.
Drill Hall Library
23.04.2018 - Copyright Helper
To celebrate UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, Library and Learning Resources have today launched our new online copyright guidance.
The online Copyright Helper is designed to assist staff and students in deciding whether (and to what extent) they can copy items for study/research purposes or include copyright material in their work. Please note that any guidance does not constitute legal advice.
Copyright Helper asks the user a number of questions to help determine whether copying the material for the intended usage is likely to infringe copyright law. It has been structured in a way that the questions can be worked through in sequence or so the user can identify the most relevant questions for their needs.
Copyright Helper can be accessed directly via this link or from the copyright page on the Library website.
10.04.2018 - LibrarySearch unavailable Wednesday April 11th from 3am
LibrarySearch will be unavailable from 3am on Wednesday 11th April due to system maintenance. The work is scheduled to last for up to 3 hours. During this time it will not be possible to use LibrarySearch to find items in the library, manage your library account, or to search for and access e-resources.
The self-service units in the libraries will operate as normal during this time.
It is still possible to access CCCU online resources during this period, but you will have to search for them outside of LibrarySearch.
- You can find links to CCCU subscribed databases here (sign-in to OpenAthens is required)
- You can find electronic journal titles here
- You can also use Google Scholar to find electronic journal articles. See here for how to find CCCU content via Scholar
17.03.2018 - Broadstairs campus heating failure resolved
The heating has now been fixed at Broadstairs campus. It may take a little while for the Library spaces to return to their usual temperature.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused
17.03.2018 - Broadstairs campus heating failure
A heating failure on the Broadstairs campus has resulted in the Carey building being without heating and hot water. All the Learning Centre rooms are affected including the Library and Open Access Area.
The Help desk are aware of this issue and the Estates team are working to resolve the problem as soon as they can. An engineer will be on site later this afternoon.
We remain open and will be open for our extended hours on Sunday as usual.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
08.03.2018 - Extended opening at the Broadstairs Learning Centre
The Broadstairs Learning Centre will be opening extended hours from 12 March until 18 May in order to support you in the lead up to the end of semester examinations and assessments. We will be open as follows:
||Learning Centre and self-service - 8:30 - 22:00*
Library Point - 08:30 - 20:00
||Learning Centre and self-service - 10:00 - 17:00*
Library Point - 12:00 - 17:00
The only exception to these dates with be during the public holidays. Broadstairs will be closed for Easter from 30/03/18 – 02/04/18 inclusive.
Out of standard opening hours, the Learning Centre will operate on a self-service basis and access will be limited to CCCU staff and students.
05.03.2018 - 24/7 Opening in Augustine House
We will be open 24/7 from the 5th March until 18th May to help support students in the lead up to and during the examination period.
Out of our standard opening hours the library will operate on a self-service basis and access will be limited to CCCU staff and students – access will only be available with your University SmartCard.
During this time you are being asked to base yourselves on the ground floor as this will help with energy efficiency of the building and support Security and Housekeeping. Access to other floors to get books will still be available.
Please note that there will be different opening times over the Easter Weekend [30th March – 2nd April 2018] with Augustine House being completely closed on Easter Sunday.
27.02.2018 – Adverse weather conditions – update
Augustine House will remain open until 1am as normal so that staff and students have access to library services. The library will be staffed until 7pm and then self-service access will be available from 7pm – 1am.
The Broadstairs Learning Centre will be staffed until 7pm and then self-service will be available from 7 – 8pm.
27.02.2018 - Adverse weather conditions update - Medway Campus and Salomons Centre Closure
Due to the adverse weather conditions the Salomons Centre will close from 1pm and Medway Campus will close from 3pm today, Tuesday 27th February.
Please keep monitoring the University Communication channels for more information regarding the rest of the week
22.01.2018 - LibrarySearch unavailable on Monday 22 January
LibrarySearch and borrowing/returns will be unavailable between 10-11pm on Monday 22 January. This is due to maintenance work by the service provider.
- You will not be able to log in to your library account during this time
- Self-service borrowing and return machines will not work during this time and they may remain out of service until Tuesday morning at 9am.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
20.11.2017 - Access to library online resources on Thursday 30th November
Access to online resources will be unavailable on Thursday 30th November between 8 and 9am, while we undertake a critical upgrade to the OpenAthens authentication system.
We will endeavour to restore all resources immediately after the upgrade but access should be considered at risk on Thursday. Additionally, it may take a day for any personalisation linked to user accounts to be restored for certain resources.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
16.10.2017 - Award Ceremonies in Augustine House on 18th November
On Saturday 18th November 2017 Augustine House will receive large numbers of guests for the Augustine Hall Award Ceremonies at 10:15, 12:45 and 15:15.
This will cause noise and congestion in Augustine House, which will impact particularly on:
Back of 2nd Floor - being used for gowning
AH3.31 - being used for photography
Augustine Hall - for the ceremony
Atrium Cafe - for the celebratory drinks
We apologise in advance to any staff or students affected on the day of the event.
27.10.2017 - 24/7 access to Augustine House begins 6th November
Library and Learning Resources is pleased to announce that 24/7 access to Augustine House will be available from Monday 6th November 2017 to Friday 19th January 2018 (with the exclusion on the Christmas break 18th December - 1st January). This is to help support students in the lead up to and during the assessment period.
During the extended hours of opening, the library will operate on a self-service basis. Access will be limited to CCCU staff and students. Your University smartcard will be required to access the building.
Please visit the website for full details of the library opening hours during this period.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Facilities team, who have provided the resources required to extend the opening hours and offer a safe and comfortable study environment for our students.
19.10.2017 - Library tours available during Academic Development week (23-27th Oct)
Library staff will be offering tours of the library during Academic Development week, so if you haven't had a tour yet or don't know how to use the library, let us show you around and introduce you to our services.
Tours will be held from 23rd to 27th October on the hour from 10am - 2pm each day.
12.09.2017 - New online resource - Sage Research Methods
Library and Learning Resources are pleased to announce that we now subscribe to Sage Research Methods.
The content available includes:
- project planner templates to help with research project design
- the ability to filter results lists by discipline or research stage/methodology
- access to the full text of the Little Green Books to learn about quantitative research methods
- access to the full text of the Little Blue Books to learn about qualitative research methods
- over 480 video tutorials to make the research information come alive
Our subscription covers all areas on the website apart from Cases and Datasets. Access is available to staff and students via the Find Databases link in LibrarySearch.
If you would like advice on how you can use Sage Research Methods for your work, please contact us.