Library News

August 2013

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.

Librarian on leave until 12 August

2 August, 2013 - 15:22

The Librarian will be on leave from 5.15pm on Friday 2 August until 8.45am on Monday 12 August. The Library remains open as usual during her absence. The Library Assistant will be in his office at times on Monday 5 and Wednesday 7 August.

July 2013

No staff this morning (24 July)

24 July, 2013 - 09:10

The Librarian is at a training course this morning. She hopes to be back in the office by approx. 1.30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

Advanced notice of temporary Reading Room closure

10 July, 2013 - 14:57

In order to facilitate the installation of a new security and self-issue system, the Library Reading Room (upstairs) will be closed to readers for one week from Monday 12 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. The Reading Room will reopen on Monday 19 August.

Librarian on leave

10 July, 2013 - 14:53

The Librarian will be on leave from 5.15pm on Thursday 11 July until 8.45am on Monday 22 July. The Library remains open as usual during her absence. The Library Assistant will be in his office on a number of occasions during the week. Please check back for details of the dates and times.

No staff this afternoon (2 July)

2 July, 2013 - 13:14

The Librarian is on leave this afternoon. As a result there will be no staff in the Library until 8.45am tomorrow morning (Wednesday). Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

June 2013

New book about Cambridge Computer Lab features Roger Needham

21 June, 2013 - 13:21

Cambridge computing: the first 75 years, published to mark the 75th anniversary of the Computer Laboratory, includes a chapter entitled 'The Computer Laboratory, 1980-2012: the 'Needham Years' and the Modern Era'. Roger Needham, a Wolfson fellow from 1966 until his death in 2003, was Head of the Computer Laboratory for 16 years (1980-1996), steering the department successfully through a period which saw tremendous growth of the subject.

Library closed overnight tonight!!

21 June, 2013 - 12:21

The Library building will close at 6pm on Friday 21 June on account of the June event taking place in College. It will reopen at 7am tomorrow (Saturday 22 June). Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

Back to 12 hour reservations

7 June, 2013 - 15:30

The busiest time in the Library appears to have passed, so we've decided to revert to the usual 12 hour reservation system. Readers may now reserve study materials on a desk for up to 12 hours. Please make sure you fill in one of the yellow reservation slips and leave it clearly on top of your books/papers. As long as you return within 12 hours staff will not clear your belongings. Thank you for your cooperation!

Library unstaffed on Wednesday 5 June, PM

4 June, 2013 - 09:31

There will be no staff in the Library from 12.45pm on Wednesday 5 June until 8.30am on Thursday 6 June. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

May 2013

Boost productivity (and have some fun) with new web apps

29 May, 2013 - 12:05

Check out the JBS Information & Library Service's latest list of favourite new tools for finding and organising information and presenting your work online. Increase your productivity and have some fun whilst you're at it!

Business as usual on Bank Holiday Monday!

24 May, 2013 - 14:32

The Library will be staffed as usual this bank holiday Monday, 27 May. You'll find the Librarian in her office (or nearby) between 08.45 and 17.15, and the Library Assistant between 09.30 and 12.45.

E-reader event - try before you buy!

20 May, 2013 - 16:37

Cambridge Central Library (in the Grand Arcade) are hosting this free drop-in event (details here) on Wednesday lunchtime, in partnership with John Lewis, Heffers, Waterstones and W.H.Smith. Try out different tablets and e-readers and get expert advice from staff, with no pressure to make a purchase. A great opportunity to help you make an informed decision!

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