Library News

January 2014

New Books on Pinterest

28 January, 2014 - 17:29

The latest books acquired by the library are now listed on our Pinterest page. Each image clicks through to the record in the library catalogue so that you can easily find the book or place a request on it.

Library Unstaffed 9 January

8 January, 2014 - 17:29

The Lee Library will be unstaffed all day on Thursday 9 January. We regret any inconvenience this will cause. Do please email with any questions and we will get back to you promptly on the 10th.

Shape Your Library

8 January, 2014 - 09:44

With an eye to refurbishing the rooms of the Lee Library and make them a better fit for the needs of Wolfson students, the Library is conducting a short and easy survey to assess how you work and what you might want from a new College workspace. Please take a moment to fill in the survey – it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes - -and be entered to win a £25 voucher for Heffers books (which has an excellent online book shop). Thank you very much for your participation!

Back Open After the Holidays

2 January, 2014 - 10:51

The Wolfson library is now open again 24/7 after a couple of brief closures over the holiday period. If you have any questions about the library or about finding resources, do please contact the Librarian. Remember, if you're looking for articles, use the eresources@cambridge portal. If you're looking for books, ebooks or journals, use the LibrarySearch catalogue.

December 2013

Christmas and New Year Closures

10 December, 2013 - 11:58

The Library building (incl. Reading Room, Sir David Williams Room, Computer Room and basement facilities) will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period as follows: Christmas closure The Library will be closed from 7pm on Tuesday 24 December until 7am on Friday 27 December. New Year closure The Library will be closed from 7pm on Tuesday 31 December until 7am on Thursday 2 January.

Vacation Borrowing

2 December, 2013 - 14:03

Borrowing and renewals for the Christmas vacation are now available. The due date for all books renewed or newly borrowed on or after Friday 1 December is Monday 13 January 2014.

October 2013

Change of Librarian...

25 October, 2013 - 18:38

Jenny has left the Lee Library to move to a job at the University Botanic Garden. We welcome Meg Westbury as the new Lee Librarian. Meg can be found in her office in the Library on weekdays between 2.30pm and 3.45pm, and will be working full time from December. Laurence (the Library Assistant) continues to work each weekday morning (9.45am-12.45pm) throughout the transition period.

Very Short Introductions online

24 October, 2013 - 13:28

The ebooks @ cambridge service has a trial online subscription (until the end of December) to the 363 titles available in the Very Short Introductions (VSI) series. Find out more about the trial in the latest ebooks @ cambridge blog post here, or visit the VSI online website where you can browse and search for titles and read full text.

September 2013

Take a tour of the Lee Library

30 September, 2013 - 10:05

Library staff will be leading brief tours of the library to show and explain the facilities to new students on the following days and times:


23 September, 2013 - 14:02

Welcome to new students of Wolfson College, and welcome back to returning students! College Library (Lee Library) induction tours will be running from Friday 4 October (see the poster in the Porters' Lodge for a list of days and times). If you've already arrived in College and want to get started in the Lee Library before then, please do come and explore at your leisure, and feel free to introduce yourself to Library staff, who will answer any questions you might have. There's also lots of information here on the web pages. We look forward to meeting you!

Librarian on leave until 16 September

6 September, 2013 - 11:48

The Librarian will be on leave from 5.15pm on Friday 6 September until 8.45am on Monday 16 September. The Library remains open as usual during her absence. The Library Assistant will be in his office at times on Weds, Thurs and Fri, 11-13 September.

August 2013

Library open as usual on Bank Holiday Monday!

26 August, 2013 - 09:00

The Library is open as usual today. The Librarian will be in her office between 8.45am and 5.00pm.

Library Reading Room open!

16 August, 2013 - 17:22

The Library Reading Room is now open again after a five day closure, during which a new self-issue and security system was installed. We hope our readers will agree that the process for issuing books has been simplified, and we look forward to them enjoying the benefits of this streamlined process. Laurence and I are happy to give demonstrations and answer any questions, so please don't hesitate to ask!

Library building closed, Tuesday 13 August

12 August, 2013 - 17:40

Due to a planned power outage, the Lee Library building (including Computer Room and Sir David Williams Room) will be closed from 08.30-16.00 on Tuesday 13 August. During that time Library staff will have no access to email or telephone, but will respond to any messages as soon as possible once power has been restored to the building!

Don't forget - reading room closed 12-16 August!

2 August, 2013 - 15:24

In order to facilitate the installation of a new security and self-issue system, the Library Reading Room (upstairs) will be closed to readers from 08:00 on Monday 12 August until 18:00 on Friday 16 August. During this period the Computer Room, SDWR and basement facilities will remain open as normal, except for Tuesday 13 August, when the whole Lee Library building will be closed from 08.30-16.00 during a planned electrical shutdown.