Wolfson College Library

Facilities and Support

Medical advice, information about finance, the College Counsellor, IT, and the Library.

Wolfson College Library

 

When can I use the Library?

Wolfson Library, which you may also find referred to as the Lee Library, is on the east side of the college. It is your library; we want you to feel comfortable here and have access to the resources you need for your studies.

The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the Library as soon as you have your University card; you need this to get into the rooms. If you arrive before you can collect this card, please email Laura Jeffrey, the Librarian, to arrange temporary access.

The Reading Room is upstairs and contains well-equipped study spaces, our book collections, the borrowing machine and the returns box. You may bring drinks and cold food into the library. Laura, the Librarian, has her office up there too. Alberto Garcia Jr., the Academic Skills Librarian, is based in the Sir David Williams Room, a study space on the ground floor. Please do get in touch with them if you have any questions about access to resources, but also how to use them effectively, manage references and data, take notes, read critically, manage your time, publish your research or other aspects of academic skills.

For more information and details about how our library and services will work this year, take a look at our webpages, our welcome video and our guide for new students and :

I've got a question about paying my fees

Information, including FAQs on paying fees, can be found on our Payments & Fees page.

How do I get all my IT set up?

Wolfson has hundreds of wifi points, fast internet and expert IT provision to give students access to a range of digital tools essential for University life. The IT Department is located in the Jack King Building.

University Computer Account

Access will be made available to Undergraduates and Graduates as follows:

  • New Undergraduate students will be able to complete the Student Registration and Account Set Up process from the end of August (once their place has been confirmed)
  • New Postgraduate students will be able to complete the Student Registration and Account Set Up process from early-mid August (once their place has been confirmed)

Students will have access to the following services, once they have completed the process above:

  • their MS exchange email (ExOL) email account
  • any specific Raven-protected resources and course materials provided by their college and department (the college or department will need to complete any relevant set up activity in order to facilitate this)
  • some of the University Library’s online resources.

Helpful leaflets can be found on the University Information Services page for new starters

Students will have access to the following services, once they have completed the process above:

  • their MS exchange email (ExOL) email account
  • any specific Raven-protected resources and course materials provided by their college and department (the college or department will need to complete any relevant set up activity in order to facilitate this)
  • some of the University Library’s online resources.

Getting online in Wolfson

To start using our speedy and reliable WiFi, follow the instructions on the IT webpagesThere is also a computer room, with printers, on the ground floor of the Library. You will need your University Card to get into the room. More information about IT support is available online

What health support is there in College?

 Sally Maccallum is the College Nurse. You'll find her clinic at Morrison House, which is the building near the flag pole. Online appointments can be made by emailing Sally. More about what she offers, and other useful information, can be found on the Health and Wellbeing pages.

Students can, for whatever reason, find the transition to University challenging, and can be left feeling overwhelmed. If this is the case there are various forms of support available in College and in the University, including the College Counsellor and the University Counselling Service. The college has a webpage outlining mental health support options that are available to you.

Tutors will be available throughout full term and at other times, providing an appointment is made.
N.B. In case of EMERGENCY students can contact their own Tutor via the Porters’ Lodge: 01223 335900.

 

What's on

Professor Helle Porsdam

Humanities Society: Science as a Cultural Human Right

24/05/2022 at 17.45

Join Professor Helle Porsdam for an evening talk which focuses on the right to science – a little known but potentially powerful human right.

Ellie Bladon, PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Science Society: Parental care: an evolutionary case of “use it or lose it”

27/05/2022 at 17.45

Phenotypic plasticity enables animals to flexibly adjust their behaviour to their social environment – sometimes through the expression of adaptive traits that have not been exhibited for several generations. The ability to revive these ‘ghosts of adaptations past’ could prove beneficial for populations living in a changing world.

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Working on Your Dissertation

28/05/2022 at 10.00

This workshop will cover several aspects of formatting and proofreading a dissertation.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.

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