Monday, 2 July 2018

Stockwell Street Library Closure - Sunday 8th July 2018

Please be aware that Stockwell Street Library will be closed on Saturday 8th Julydue to essential power and building maintenance work. This closure extends to the entirety of the Stockwell Street Building.

Both Avery Hill and Drill Hall libraries will remain open as usual.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Kind regards,

Stockwell Street Library

Monday, 4 June 2018

​OpenUP Blog Competition for Early Career Researchers and Students

Early career researcher or student? The OpenUP Hub blog wants your ideas for the future of review, dissemination or assessment in research and win a scholarship to attend the OpenUP Final Conference in Brussels, September 5th and 6th 2018, and present your ideas!
The EU-funded project OpenUP addresses key aspects and challenges of the currently transforming science landscape, to come up with a cohesive framework for the review-disseminate-assess phases of the research lifecycle that is fit to support and promote Open Science.

To showcase new innovations in research review, dissemination or assessment in research, the OpenUP final conference Opening UP the Research Life Cycle: Innovative Methods for Open Science will take place on September 5th and 6th, Academy Palace, Brussels.

OpenUP is offering three funded scholarships open to early career researchers (i.e, not tenured faculty) and students to attend the conference.
Want to take part? Just tell us in no more than 1000 words, what you think is the most urgent thing that needs to change in how research is reviewed, disseminated or assessed.
This theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly research outputs openly available. Your contribution could concentrate on pressing issues related to responsible research and innovation (e.g., gender equality, science education, ethics), a new service or tool you would like to see, increasing transparency and participation in science, or how you think we can shift the scientific culture to make better use of new methods.
The extended deadline for submission is Friday, 29th June, 2018 17.00 CEST. The programme committee will then select the three winners based on originality and impact.
Scholarship details
OpenUP will reimburse your basic travel costs to Brussels. This means an economy class flight and/or train ticket, accommodation and public transport transfer costs. The project cannot guarantee reimbursement of costs which total more than €800, unless prior approval has been sought. You will also be invited to join the official Conference Dinner on the 5th of September free of charge.
For any questions, please contact Edit Görögh via email:
How to submit
Please submit your entry as a blog post via the OpenUP Hub blog.
For details on how to submit, please see here: Submitting a blog article toOpenUP Hub step by step

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2018

The competition celebrates the power of photography to communicate science and the role that great images play in making science accessible to a wide audience.

With entries invited in the categories of astronomy, behaviour, earth science and climatology, ecology and environmental science and micro-imaging, the competition is an opportunity for researchers across all areas of science to capture moments that inspire them and allow others to be inspired in turn.

Find out more

Entries will close 31 August.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Join us for 24/7 - Making the Most of Your Library Service

Location: Stockwell Street Foyer

Time: Wednesday 9th May 11:00am - 3:00pm

Description: Meet your Library Team!

Come and find out what Library Services can offer you. Find out more about:

-              Resources for your studies                
-              Support for your studies          
-              Library facilities
-              IT Support

Drop in to speak to someone about assignments, projects and dissertations and more. Find out how you can request a workshop or book a tutorial with a Librarian or a Skills Tutor. Learn more about the resources and facilities available to you at Stockwell Street Library.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Draft Collection Policy

Have your say on how we build your Library Collections

Library Services are in the process of developing a collections policy that describes how we build and maintain your learning resources. Our collections comprise of print and electronic resources including books, journals, and databases. 

We want your input on whether you feel our policy:

  • Reflects the type of library collection you expect from us;
  • Offers transparency on how we develop our collections;
  • Outlines our processes in a clear, jargon free manner. 

Please take a look at our consultation policy and email your comments, thoughts or criticisms to Cathryn Peppard ( or Nadine Edwards ( 

We are also happy to meet with people in person or arrange to discuss your thoughts over the phone. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

MyiLibrary migration to Ebook Central

MyiLibrary is moving to Ebook Central on Wednesday 25th April 2018. 

Why is MyiLibrary moving?

Ebook Central (owned by ProQuest), acquired the MyiLibrary platform and will be moving all of the titles we have purchased on to Ebook Central.

MyiLibrary Notes

If you have saved MyiLibrary Notes in your MyiLibrary Account these will NOT be migrated to Ebook Central. See the PDF document on this page which explains how to save your MyiLibrary Notes before the migration on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

You will not be able to access your MyiLibrary Notes after Wednesday 25th April 2018 but you will be able to create new notes in Ebook Central.

To find out how to save your notes please see the instructions on LibGuides

MyiLibrary Accounts and Bookshelves

MyiLibrary accounts and bookshelves will not be migrated to Ebook Central. You can easily create a new account on Ebook Central and create new bookshelves.

​Can I access the same books as before?

There is nothing you need to do as all MyiLibrary titles will be redirected to Ebook Central allowing you to access the books as normal. 

How do I access Ebook Central?

There will be links to e-books in the LibrarySearch title record. Alternatively you can search and browse Ebook Central on and off campus via the portal.

Once logged into the university portal you should select the My Learning/Learning Support page and then the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet. On the next screen scroll down and select Ebook Central from the alphabetical list.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Explore open access books event 23 April 2018

Explore open access books: an Academic Book Week event for authors and researchers, hosted by Springer Nature
Date: Monday 23 April 2018
Location: Springer Nature London Campus, The Stables, 2 Trematon Walk, London, N1 9FN
Time: 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Register: Eventbrite

Find out more about Academic Book Week at: and follow #AcBookWeek on Twitter.

If you can't make the event don't worry, you can watch the event as it is being streamed on Facebook from 2pm BST

Ask the panellists questions through commenting on the Facebook live feed

Join in the conversation on Twitter by following @SN_OAbooks and #AcBookWeek

Please contact the organiser if you'd like to receive a link to the recording after the event.