Thursday, 16 November 2017

Taylor & Francis Online Scheduled Update

Please be advised that some features on Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable on Monday 20th November, from 04:30 – 19:30 GMT. This is due to a scheduled update to the platform. You’ll still be able to search, browse and read articles, but you won’t be able to register, edit your account, or activate tokens or eprints during that period. 

Taylor & Francis apologises for any inconvenience this may cause, their developers will be working as quickly as possible to deploy the release. 



Friday, 10 November 2017

Downloading MyiLibrary E-books

In order to download MyiLibrary e-books you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions or BlueFire Reader installed on your personal device. Both are free to download from iTunes and Google Play. The steps are outlined below.



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

New developments

New for 2017/18

We would also like to take this opportunity to highlight enhancements to your Library Service. 

On the 27th of July we implemented a brand new Library Management System. This system is in collaboration with our partners at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, to provide opportunities to deliver an improved service for all our users and streamline services at the Drill Hall Library where we provide a shared service.

The new system has brought improvements to the way you search for and borrow books. We are pleased to announce:

  • Borrowing limits have increased to 20 books instead of 16.
  • You will now be able to reserve 5 items from other campuses instead of 3.
  • Reservations for on-shelf items at home sites will no longer be possible. Library staff will be on hand to help you use the catalogue and locate the item on the shelf.
  • When the £20 block is reached, you will now be able to renew and reserve books - however, you will not be able to take out new loans until the fines go below £20.
  • Items out on loan will now automatically be renewed unless reserved by another borrower. This will dramatically cut your chances of receiving library fines.
  • A refreshed look for LibrarySearch.


Key developments in the Stockwell Street Library:

The Academic Skills team will now be based in 10_1006. Need help with anything from referencing to essay writing? Feel free to drop in.

We have invested in two new study pods, which can be found on the first and second floor of the library.



Key developments in the Avery Hill Library

The Silent Computer room and the Green room have both been refurbished.

There is now a designated room called the Boyd room for student workshops and 1 to1 sessions with academic skills staff and subject librarians.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the library team by emailing SWS-userservicesteam@gre.ac.uk or phone 020 8331 7788.

Kind Regards
Library Services

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Important changes to your Library Service Update 250717

Dear Colleagues,

On the 27th of July the new Library Management System will go live.  This system is being introduced in collaboration with our partners at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, to provide opportunities to deliver an improved service for all our users and streamline services at the Drill Hall Library where we provide a shared service.
This is a reminder that in preparation for the switchover you must:
  • Export your LibrarySearch e-shelf by the 26th July. This can be done by emailing it to yourself or importing it in to your preferred reference management software. Information on how to do this is available at libguides.gre.ac.uk/LibrarySearch.

We would also like to take this opportunity to highlight forthcoming enhancements to your Library Service.
  • Borrowing limits will increase to 20 books instead of 16.
  • You will be able to reserve 5 items from other campuses instead of 3.
  • Reservations for on-shelf items at home sites will no longer be possible. Library staff will be on hand to help you use the catalogue and locate the item on the shelf.
  • You will still be able to renew an item up to 50 times. 
  • When the £20 block is reached, you will now be able to renew and reserve books - however, you will not be able to take out new loans until the fines go below £20.

This is the first stage of implementing the new Library Management System; there are still more exciting enhancements to come. Keep an eye on your email and the Portal! We’ll keep you posted about key dates and developments.
If you have any questions please contact a member of the library team by emailing SWS-userservicesteam@gre.ac.uk or phone 020 8331 7788.

Kind Regards
Library Services

Friday, 14 July 2017

Important changes to your Library Service

Dear Colleagues,

On the 27th of July the new Library management system will go live.  We need to schedule some maintenance time to migrate from one system to the other.  During this period, some of our services will not be available.

Between the 14th and the 27th of July (inclusive):
  • You will not be able to place reservations.

Between the 21st and the 26th of July (inclusive):
  • Please borrow and return books from the staffed welcome desks and return to drop boxes outside core hours.  
  • Self-service kiosks will not be in operation during this period.

Between 23rd and the 26th of July (inclusive):
  • You will not be able to access your Library account.  However, the loan period has been extended so that books borrowed or renewed now will automatically have a return date of the 30th September.

Before the 26th July
  • Export your LibrarySearch e-shelf by emailing it to yourself or importing it in to your preferred reference management software. Information on how to do this is available at libguides.gre.ac.uk/LibrarySearch.

Why is the Library system changing?
This system is being introduced in collaboration with our partners at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, to provide opportunities to deliver an improved service for all our users and streamline services at the Drill Hall Library where we provide a shared service.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the library team by emailing mglibstaff@greenwich.ac.uk or phone 020 8331 7788.

Kind Regards
Library Services

Friday, 7 July 2017

Stockwell Street Electrical Works Starting Monday 10th July 2017

Estates & Facilities Management needs to examine all the floor boxes throughout Stockwell Street including all floors in buildings 10 and 11. The work will start on Monday 10th July in the Library, on the second floor. The aim is to check half a floor each day.

Building users will find each area cordoned off with signage to indicate which areas are being examined. off 

We are not expecting the work to be noisy but there may be some disruption.

Users should be able to find sufficient PCs and study spaces in the building while the works are taking place.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Library Staff profiles

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the people who work at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street Library? Of course you have! We continue our weekly profiles of the various staff you may spot or speak to at our libraries. Find out what they do, both inside and outside of working at the University of Greenwich!

This week, we profile our First Line Support Assistant at Stockwell Street library, Richard Carpenter:

Richard Carpenter

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
About a year and a half.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
To put it simply, I work within the IT Teams at the university to provide support for students and staff, but my day-to-day work often involves working with many different teams across the university.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
I love interacting with and helping members of the university community and any guests/visitors we get too. Every day is different!

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
Almost anything in the history section.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH/AT AVERY HILL OR IN ELTHAM TO HAVE LUNCH?
We are lucky in Greenwich to have so many excellent places to eat and I couldn’t pick a favourite place out of them all! In the summer, though, I love having lunch in Greenwich Park.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I love watching and playing sports. I try to go cycling as often as I can.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
I don’t necessarily have favourites but I grew up reading the Harry Potter books. I listen to any kind of music, really, and I’ve always loved Mrs Doubtfire!

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
I’ve been to some amazing countries and places but still prominent on my list are: Barcelona, Berlin, New York, Washington DC, Mumbai, Sydney, Venice and Milan.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The ability to fly – it would make my journey in to work a lot quicker!

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
I have visited them all apart from the Queen’s House, some many years before I started working at the university! I must go again, and I would encourage everyone to visit them whilst studying or working here!